Basic Health Care Services Law and Legal Definition

Basic health care services includes in and out-of-area emergency services, inpatient hospital and physician care, outpatient medical services, laboratory and radiology services, and preventive health services [Va. Code Ann. § 38.2-4300].

Basic health care services shall also mean limited treatment of mental illness and substance abuse in accordance with minimum standards prescribed by the state health commission and it shall not exceed the level of services mandated for insurance carriers.