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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|Sponsor||Health Care Reform Review Committee|
This bill also would have repealed the section of the law that allowed plans to offer optional coverage for residential treatment.
|Sponsor||Sen. Lee and Rep. Weisz|
This bill tried to change the sections of the state insurance law about parity so that plans would have to cover services provided by a licensed marriage and family therapist. It also tried to change the state public welfare law so that Medicaid would cover services provided by a licensed marriage and family therapist.
|Sponsor||Sens. Mathern, Erbele and Reps. Metcalf, Nelson, Conrad, Kerzman|