Counseling and Mental Health Services Fund

April 2020

As directed by the Board of Trustees, support for counseling and mental health services for survivors of former doctor Larry Nassar is available in the form of expense reimbursement. The fund administrator is New Directions Behavioral Health.

Eligibility

  • Those who received treatment from Nassar at an MSU health clinic or as an MSU student-athlete.
  • Natural parent, stepparent, adoptive parent or legal guardian of those who received treatment from Nassar at an MSU health clinic or as an MSU student-athlete.
  • The spouse of those who receive treatment from Nassar, at an MSU health clinic or as an MSU student-athlete, during or after the time of treatment.

Qualifying Expenses (Updated April 1, 2020)

  • Out-of-pocket expenses related to:
    • out-patient counseling and mental health services including telehealth,
    • in-patient hospitalization with a mental health diagnosis, or
    • FDA-approved oral and nasal pharmacy services.
  • All available insurance coverage must be met before submitting for reimbursement.

Ineligible Expenses

  • Residential treatment.
  • Hospitalization for conditions other than mental health.
  • Non-FDA-approved prescription medications.
  • Referral services.
  • Therapy or support animals.

Time Requirement

  • Eligible services received on or after Sept. 1, 2019 may be submitted for reimbursement.
  • Reimbursement requests must be submitted within 365 days from the date of service.
  • Updates to the fund commence on the implementation date of the change. Updates are not retroactive.

Reimbursement Process


 New Directions Behavioral Health

  

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