Below is the relevant legislation related to parity that has been introduced during the current or recently adjourned legislative session. State parity legislation passed in any state since 2008 is usually designed to increase compliance with the federal law and to strengthen state laws.
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Regular Session: In Recess
Governor’s deadline: 7/9/2019
Primary Focus: Parity: General
Title/Description: Parity Work Group and Parity Requirement
Citation: SB 889
Sponsor: Sen. Kanuha (D), Sen. Rhoads (D)
Summary: SB 889 establishes a Mental Health and Substance Abuse Parity Working Group and outlines the duties and expectations of said group. Additionally, the bill amends Hawaii Revised Statutes Chaper 431M to reauthorize parity requirements for all individual and group accident and health or sickness insurance policies.
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