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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.

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Introduced Legislation

Regular Session 4/25/2019
Governor's Deadline 5/11/2019

2019-2020

Primary Focus Mandated Benefit: Peer Support
Title/Description Peer Support Specialist Medicaid Coverage
Citation S30
Introduced 12/7/2018
Sponsor Sen. Gross (D)
Status Signed into Law 5/7/2019
Summary Amends MCA §53-6-101 to make services provided by behavioral health peer support specialists eligible for Medicaid coverage.

2015

SB 366
Introduced 11/2014
Sponsor Sen. Caferro
Status Dead 4/2015
Summary

This bill tried to change the state’s social services law so that the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) would include coverage for autism. The requirements of this bill are the same as what is in the section of the state insurance law about autism coverage except there are no annual maximums in place for applied behavior analysis. The section of the state insurance law about autism coverage is summarized at the bottom of this page.

2013

SB 383
Introduced 9/2012
Sponsor Sen. Wanzenried
Status Dead 4/2013
Summary

This bill tried to change the section relevant to parity in the state insurance law. This bill would have required the following:

2011

HB 128
Introduced 8/2010
Sponsor Rep. Noonan
Status Dead 4/2011
Summary

This bill tried to change the section relevant to parity and the autism section of the state insurance law. This bill would have required the following:

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