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.

Effective Date 5/28/2018


Primary Focus Parity: General
Agency The Department of Financial Services; Insurance Regulation; Health Maintenance Organizations
Title/Descriptions Standards for Subscriber Contracts
Citation 69O-191.033, F.A.C.

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.
Fla. Stat. § 627.668 is optional coverage for mental and nervous disorders required and Fla. Stat. § 627.669 is optional coverage required for substance abuse impaired persons.

Effective Date 10/10/2000
Notes New 2-22-88, Amended 10-25-89, Formerly 4-31.033, Amended 5-28-92, 10-10-00, Formerly 4-191.033.

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