SB 272-FN - FINAL VERSION
SENATE BILL 272-FN
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
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Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.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
STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Nineteen
Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:
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.
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.
Approved: July 19, 2019
Effective Date: January 01, 2020
|Feb. 5, 2019||Senate||Hearing|
|Feb. 21, 2019||Senate||Floor Vote|
|April 24, 2019||House||Hearing|
|May 21, 2019||House||Exec Session|
|June 5, 2019||House||Floor Vote|
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