Legislation Signed into Law
|Primary Focus||Updates some key requirements and concepts under mental health parity based on the Federal Parity Law at the state level|
|Title/Description||An ACT related to mental health parity|
KRS 304.17A-660; KRS 304.17A-661; KRS 304.17A-669. See link here to search for specific statutory provisions.
The new law requires parity coverage for nonquantitative treatment limitations (NQTLs) and medical necessity criteria as established by the Federal Parity Law. KRS 304.17A-660 et.al. as amended defines several key terms associated with mental health parity implementation and requires the reporting to the insurance commissioner of annual comparative analyses, including the results of the analyses, performed to determine the process and strategies used to design nonquantitative treatment limitations both as written and as-written processes and strategies between MH/SUD and medical/surgical care.
|Effective Date||January 1, 2022.|
Enacted by KY HB 50; signed by the Governor on March 21, 2021. Generally follows The Model State Parity Bill and the Six Step Parity Compliance Guide (2017)
|Primary Focus||Mandated Benefit; SUD; Medicaid|
|Title/Description||Substance use disorder treatment benefit|
|Citation||Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 205.6311|
|Summary||The Department for Medicaid Services shall provide a substance use disorder benefit consistent with federal laws and regulations which shall include a broad array of treatment options for those with heroin and other substance use disorders.|
Enacted by Ky SB 192.
|Sponsor||Rep. Greer and Rep. Brinkman|
|Status||Signed into Law 4/2010|
|Summary||Among other things, this bill changed the sections of the insurance law about autism coverage to what they are currently (these sections are summarized at the bottom of this page under “Kentucky Parity Law,” “Autism Coverage”).|
|Primary Focus||Parity: General|
|Title/Description||Treatment of mental health conditions to be covered under same terms and conditions as treatment of physical health conditions.|
|Citation||Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 304.17A-661|
|Summary||Any health benefit plan issued or renewed after July 14, 2000, that provides coverage for treatment of a mental health condition shall provide coverage of any treatment for a mental health condition under the same terms or conditions as provided for treatment of a physical health condition.|
Enacted by Ky. HB 268.
National Parity Map
View the state parity reports to learn about legislation, regulation, and litigation related to parity implementationNational Parity Map
- Kentucky Insurance Division
In seeking care or services, be aware of the common ways parity rights can be violated.