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.
AB 512 (go to link and scroll to first action under “history” to find sponsors) Introduced: 10/2009 Sponsor: Many Status: Dead 4/2010 Summary: This bill tried to change the section of the state insurance law about parity. Many of the proposed changes in this bill were also in SB 362 from the same legislative session, which was signed into law (and summarized above). Here is how this bill would have changed this section of the law differently than SB 362 (and what is currently in the law):
Requires plans to provide annual screening for behavioral health conditions
Requires plans to provide one screening for prepartum depression during pregnancy
Requires plans to provide one screening for postpartum depression within 6 months of giving birth
SB 3/AB 15 (go to link and scroll to first action under “history” to find sponsors) Introduced: 1/2009 Sponsor: Many (see above) Summary: This bill tried to add a section to the state insurance law about autism coverage. Here is how it is different than what is currently in the law:
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