|01/05/21: to Committee on Committees (H)
|AN ACT relating to coverage of mental health wellness examinations.
|Bill Request Number
|R. Roberts, T. Bojanowski, M. Cantrell, J. Raymond, A. Scott, S. Westrom, B. Wheatley, L. Willner
|Summary of Original Version
|Create a new section of Subtitle 17A of KRS Chapter 304 to define terms; require certain health insurance policies to provide coverage for an annual mental health wellness examination of at least 45 minutes provided by a mental health professional; require the coverage to be no less extensive than coverage for medical and surgical benefits; require the coverage to comply with the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008; provide that coverage shall not be subject to cost-sharing requirements; amend KRS 205.522 to require the Department for Medicaid Services and managed care organizations contracted to provide Medicaid benefits to comply with the mental health wellness examination coverage requirement; amend KRS 205.6458 to require the Kentucky Children's Health Insurance Program to comply with the mental health examination coverage requirement; amend KRS 18A.225 to require the state employee health plan to comply with the mental health coverage requirement; EFFECTIVE, January 1, 2022.
|Index Headings of Original Version
Effective Dates, Delayed - Mental health wellness examination, coverage requirement, January 1, 2022
Federal Laws and Regulations - Mental health wellness examination coverage, parity requirements, compliance with federal law
Health and Medical Services - Mental health wellness examination, coverage requirement
Insurance, Health - Mental health wellness examination, coverage requirement
Mental Health - Wellness examination, coverage requirement
State Employees - Health plan, mental health wellness examination, coverage requirement
Medicaid - Mental health wellness examination, coverage requirement
Children and Minors - KCHIP, mental health wellness examination, coverage requirement
Last updated: 11/9/2023 2:52 PM (EST)