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Behavioral health parity compliance fund
State Finance (STF) CHAPTER 56, ARTICLE 6
* § 99-hh. Behavioral health parity compliance fund. 1. There is
hereby established in the custody of the state comptroller and the
department of taxation and finance a special fund to be known as the
behavioral health parity compliance fund.

2. Moneys in the behavioral health parity compliance fund shall be
kept separate from and shall not be commingled with any other moneys in
the custody of the comptroller or the commissioner of taxation and
finance. Provided, however that any moneys of the fund not required for
immediate use may, at the discretion of the comptroller, in consultation
with the director of the budget, be invested by the comptroller in
obligations of the United States or the state. The proceeds of any such
investment shall be retained by the fund as assets to be used for
purposes of this fund.

3. Such fund shall consist of all moneys required to be deposited
thereto pursuant to section three hundred forty-four of the insurance
law, section forty-four hundred fourteen of the public health law or any
other provision of law, monetary grants, gifts or bequests received by
the state, and all other moneys credited or transferred thereto from any
other fund or source.

4. Moneys of the fund shall only be expended for initiatives
supporting parity implementation and enforcement on behalf of consumers,
including the behavioral health ombudsman program.

* NB There are 4 § 99-hh's