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This page lists some of the action toward parity compliance undertaken by Florida regulatory agencies since 2008.

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Actions in the Regulatory Arena


Primary Focus: Behavioral Health Services
Agency: Department of Children and Families/Family Safety and Preservation Program
Title/Description: Behavioral Health Services
Citation: FLA. ADMIN. CODE ANN. R. 65C–35.001
Summary: Changes the term “prescribing practitioner” to “prescribing physician” and amends the terminology throughout the rules. This rule also amends the definition of “psychotropic medication” to include substances, though prescribed with the intent to treat other medical conditions, have the effect of altering brain chemistry.
Effective Date: May 28, 2018
Notes: N/A


Primary Focus: Parity: General
Agency: The Department of Financial Services; Insurance Regulation; Health Maintenance Organizations
Title/Description: Standards for Subscriber Contracts
Citation: 69O-191.033, F.A.C.
Summary: Group and non-group subscriber contracts shall include all elements contained in this section, including:(v) Optional benefits pursuant to Sections 627.668 and 627.669, F.S., for group contracts.
Fla. Stat. § 627.668 is optional coverage for mental and nervous disorders required and Fla. Stat. § 627.669 is optional coverage required for substance abuse impaired persons.
Effective Date: October 10, 2000
Notes: New 2-22-88, Amended 10-25-89, Formerly 4-31.033, Amended 5-28-92, 10-10-00, Formerly 4-191.033.

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