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.
HB 1039 Introduced: 1/2015 Sponsor: Health Care Reform Review Committee Status: Dead 3/2015 Summary: This bill tried to change the state insurance law about parity for substance use disorder coverage in the following ways:
This bill also would have repealed the section of the law that allowed plans to offer optional coverage for residential treatment.
SB 2293 Introduced: 1/2013 Sponsor: Sen. Lee and Rep. Weisz Status: Dead 2/2013 Summary: This bill tried to change the sections of the state insurance law about parity so that plans would have to cover services provided by a licensed marriage and family therapist. It also tried to change the state public welfare law so that Medicaid would cover services provided by a licensed marriage and family therapist.
SB 2280 Introduced: 1/2009 Sponsor: Sens. Mathern, Erbele and Reps. Metcalf, Nelson, Conrad, Kerzman Status: Dead 2/2009 Summary: This bill tried to change the sections of the state insurance law about parity so that they indicated that the requirements of these sections are in addition to any coverage required by the Federal
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