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Legislation Signed into Law

2019

Primary Focus Access to Services
Title/Description Commission on Behavioral Health Duties
Citation Enrolled
Summary This law amends the NRS 433.314 to require the Commission on Behavioral Health to employ indiviudals to assist each regional behavioral health policy board. The law also amends NRS 433.4295 to list the duties of the Commission on Behavioral Health.
Effective Date 7/1/2019
Notes

Enacted through A 76

2018

Primary Focus Mandated Benefit: Provider
Title/Description Benefits for Treatment of Abuse of Alcohol or Drugs
Citation Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 689A.046
Summary

A health insurance policy that provides benefits for the treatment of abuse of alcohol or drugs must consist of:
(a) Treatment for withdrawal from the physiological effects of alcohol or drugs;
(b) Treatment for a patient admitted to a facility; and
(c) Counseling for a person, group or family who is not admitted to a facility.
These benefits must be paid in the same manner as benefits for any other illness covered by a similar policy.
Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 689A.046 further discusses the types of facilities that may render these services.

Effective Date 1/1/2018
Notes

Enacted through SB 262 (79th Legislature)

Primary Focus Mandated Benefit: Provider
Title/Description Benefits for Health Care: Expenses for Treatment of Abuse of Alcohol and Drugs
Citation Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 608.156
Summary

If an employer provides health benefits for his or her employees, the employer shall provide the following benefits for the expenses for the treatment of abuse of alcohol and drugs:
(a) Treatment for withdrawal from the physiological effects of alcohol or drugs;
(b) Treatment for a patient admitted to a facility; and
(c) Counseling for a person, group or family who is not admitted to a facility.
These benefits must be paid in the same manner as benefits for any other illness covered by a similar policy.
Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 608.156 further discusses the types of facilities that may render these services.

Effective Date 1/1/2018
Notes

Enacted through SB 262 (79th Legislature)

2015

AB 6
Introduced 12/2014 (pre-filed)
Sponsor Committee on Commerce and Labor
Status Signed into Law 5/2015
Summary Among other things, this bill changes the sections of the state insurance law about autism coverage by changing the annual maximum for applied behavior analysis from $36,000 to the actuarial equivalent of $72,000.

2013

AB 425
Introduced 3/2013
Sponsor Committee on Commerce and Labor
Status Signed into Law 6/2013
Summary

Among many other things, this bill changed the parity sections of the state insurance law so that many sections of the law were removed. Most of these removed sections were more restrictive than the Federal Parity Law, therefore they were no longer enforceable, such as:

2009

Primary Focus Mandated Benefit: Provider
Title/Description Compliance with Certain Laws Concerning Mental Health and Addiction
Citation Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 687B.404
Summary An insurer or other organization providing health coverage shall comply with the provisions of the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008, and any federal regulations issued pursuant thereto.
Effective Date 10/3/2009
Notes

Enacted by SB 426 (75th Session)

Primary Focus Mandated Benefit: Provider
Title/Description Coverage for Abuse of Alcohol or Drugs; Benefits
Citation Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 689C.167
Summary

Group policy for health insurance benefits for the treatment of abuse of alcohol or drugs must consist of:
(a) Treatment for withdrawal from the physiological effects of alcohol or drugs;
(b) Treatment for a patient admitted to a facility; and
(c) Counseling for a person, group or family who is not admitted to a facility.
These benefits must be paid in the same manner as benefits for any other illness covered by a similar policy.
Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 689C.167 further discusses the types of facilities that may render these services.

Effective Date 10/3/2009
Notes

Enacted by SB 426 (75th Session)

AB 162
Introduced 2/2009
Sponsor Assmb. Ohrenschall, Buckley, Leslie, Woodbury, Conklin, Horsford, Schneider, Lee, Wiener, Townsend
Status Signed into Law 5/2009
Summary This bill added the sections to the state insurance law about autism coverage, which are summarized at the bottom of this page under “Nevada Parity Law.”

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