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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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Introduced Legislation

Regular Session: Adjourned 4/24/2019
Governor’s deadline: 5/13/2018

2015

HB 1254
Introduced: 1/2015
Sponsor: Rep. Clere
Status: Dead 1/2015
Summary: This bill addressed the Indiana Medicaid expansion. Among other things, this bill required that the benefits offered to these individuals must include mental health and substance use disorder coverage that is in compliance with the Federal Parity Law. This bill is similar to SB 551 from the 2013 legislative session and HB 1309 from the 2014 legislative session.

2014

HB 1309
Introduced: 1/2014
Sponsor: Rep. Clere
Status: Dead 1/2014
Summary: This bill addressed the Indiana Medicaid expansion. Among other things, this bill required that the benefits offered to these individuals must include mental health and substance use disorder coverage that is in compliance with the Federal Parity Law. This bill is similar to SB 551 from the 2013 legislative session and HB 1254 from the 2015 legislative session.

2013

HB 551
Introduced: 1/2013
Sponsor: Rep. Clere
Status: Dead 1/2013
Summary: This bill addressed the Indiana Medicaid expansion. Among other things, this bill required that the benefits offered to these individuals must include mental health and substance use disorder coverage that is in compliance with the Federal Parity Law. This bill is similar to HB 1309 from the 2014 legislative session HB 1254 from the 2015 legislative session.

2011

HB 1414
Introduced: 1/2011
Sponsor: Rep. Brown
Status: Dead 1/2011
Summary: This bill tried to change the state Medicaid law so that partial hospitalization and outpatient mental health services would be provided. The bill specified that individual outpatient psychotherapy, group outpatient psychotherapy, and family outpatient psychotherapy are included. It also stated that a licensed clinical addiction counselor should be reimbursed at the same rate as any other provider who provides partial hospitalization or outpatient services.

 

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