senate Bill S825

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Establishes mental health parity in public health insurance plans

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S825 - Details

Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง369-ee, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1237
2009-2010: S7550

S825 - Summary

Establishes mental health parity in public health insurance plans.

S825 - Sponsor Memo

S825 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   825

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the social services law,  in  relation  to  establishing
  mental health parity in public health insurance plans

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Subparagraph (ix) of paragraph  (e)  of  subdivision  1  of
section  369-ee of the social services law, as added by chapter 1 of the
laws of 1999, is amended to read as follows:
  (ix) inpatient and outpatient mental health and alcohol and  substance
abuse  services,  as defined by the commissioner, PROVIDED THAT COVERAGE
FOR MENTAL  HEALTH,  ALCOHOL  AND  SUBSTANCE  ABUSE  SERVICES  SHALL  BE
PROVIDED  ON  THE  SAME  TERMS  AND CONDITIONS AS THE COVERAGE FOR OTHER
COVERED HEALTH CARE SERVICES;
  S 2. The commissioner of health is authorized to submit amendments  to
the  state  plan  for medical assistance and submit one or more applica-
tions for waivers of the federal social security act as may be necessary
to obtain the federal approvals necessary to implement this chapter.
  S 3. This act shall take effect on the first of April next  succeeding
the date on which it shall have become a law.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02903-01-3

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