This page lists some of the action toward parity compliance undertaken by state 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|
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.
|Primary Focus||Parity: General|
|Agency||The Department of Financial Services; Insurance Regulation; Health Maintenance Organizations|
|Title/Descriptions||Standards for Subscriber Contracts|
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.
|Notes||New 2-22-88, Amended 10-25-89, Formerly 4-31.033, Amended 5-28-92, 10-10-00, Formerly 4-191.033.|
National Parity Map
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In seeking care or services, be aware of the common ways parity rights can be violated.