SB272 (2019) Detail

Relative to mental health parity under the insurance laws.


CHAPTER 283

SB 272-FN - FINAL VERSION

 

02/21/2019   0391s

2019 SESSION

19-0921

01/03

 

SENATE BILL 272-FN

 

AN ACT relative to mental health parity under the insurance laws.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Morgan, Dist 23; Sen. Bradley, Dist 3; Sen. Cavanaugh, Dist 16; Sen. Chandley, Dist 11; Sen. D'Allesandro, Dist 20; Sen. Feltes, Dist 15; Sen. Fuller Clark, Dist 21; Sen. Kahn, Dist 10; Sen. Levesque, Dist 12; Sen. Soucy, Dist 18; Sen. Watters, Dist 4

 

COMMITTEE: Commerce

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill authorizes the insurance commissioner to enforce the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 and requires the commissioner to examine and evaluate health insurers, health service corporations, and health maintenance organizations for compliance.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

02/21/2019   0391s 19-0921

01/03

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen

 

AN ACT relative to mental health parity under the insurance laws.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

283:1  Coverage for Certain Biologically-Based Mental Illnesses.  Amend RSA 417-E:1, II to read as follows:

II.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, each insurer that issues or renews any policy of [group] accident or health insurance and each nonprofit health service corporation under RSA 420-A and health maintenance organization under RSA 420-B providing benefits for disease or sickness in the state of New Hampshire shall provide benefits for treatment and diagnosis of certain biologically-based mental illnesses under the same terms and conditions and which are no less extensive than coverage provided for any other type of health care for physical illness.

283:2  Coverage for Certain Biologically-Based Mental Illnesses.  Amend RSA 417-E:1, V to read as follows:

V.  The commissioner shall have the authority to enforce the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (the Act), including any amendments thereto and any federal rules adopted thereunder, and may adopt rules, under RSA 541-A, as may be necessary to effectuate any provisions of the [Mental Health Parity Act of 2008] Act that relate to the business of insurance.

V-a.  Under examination authority in RSA 400-A:37, the commissioner shall periodically examine and evaluate health insurers, health service corporations, and health maintenance organizations for compliance with this chapter and with the Act.  Such examination and evaluation shall include provider reimbursement practices.  The result of such examinations and evaluations shall be made public to the fullest extent allowed under RSA 400-A:37.

283:3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2020.

 

Approved: July 19, 2019

Effective Date: January 01, 2020

 

 

Links

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SB272 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 5, 2019 Senate Hearing
Feb. 21, 2019 Senate Floor Vote
April 24, 2019 House Hearing
May 21, 2019 House Exec Session
House Floor Vote
June 5, 2019 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

SB272 Revision: 6626 Date: Dec. 4, 2019, 8:28 a.m.
SB272 Revision: 6194 Date: June 7, 2019, 9:06 a.m.
SB272 Revision: 5380 Date: Feb. 22, 2019, 4:52 p.m.
SB272 Revision: 5261 Date: Jan. 28, 2019, 3:46 p.m.

Docket


July 19, 2019: Signed by the Governor on 07/19/2019; Chapter 283; Effective 01/01/2020


June 13, 2019: Enrolled (In recess 06/13/2019); SJ 21


June 13, 2019: Enrolled 06/13/2019 HJ 19 P. 18


June 5, 2019: Ought to Pass: MA VV 06/05/2019 HJ 17 P. 51


June 5, 2019: Amendment # 2019-2139h (NT): AF VV 06/05/2019 HJ 17 P. 51


: Minority Committee Report: Ought to Pass


: Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-2139h (Vote 14-5; RC)


June 5, 2019: Majority Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-2139h (NT) for 06/05/2019 (Vote 14-5; RC) HC 27 P. 12


May 21, 2019: Executive Session: 05/21/2019 11:00 am LOB 302


May 7, 2019: Full Committee Work Session: 05/07/2019 09:30 am LOB 302


April 24, 2019: Public Hearing: 04/24/2019 02:00 pm LOB 302


March 20, 2019: Introduced 03/20/2019 and referred to Commerce and Consumer Affairs HJ 11 P. 71


Feb. 21, 2019: Ought to Pass with Amendment 2019-0391s, MA, VV; OT3rdg; 02/21/2019; SJ 6


Feb. 21, 2019: Committee Amendment # 2019-0391s, AA, VV; 02/21/2019; SJ 6


Feb. 21, 2019: Committee Report: Ought to Pass with Amendment # 2019-0391s, 02/21/2019; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 11


Feb. 5, 2019: Hearing: 02/05/2019, Room 100, SH, 02:30 pm; SC 9


Jan. 3, 2019: Introduced 01/03/2019 and Referred to Commerce; SJ 4