House Bill 55

Actions
Last Action 01/04/22: to Committee on Committees (H)
Title AN ACT relating to coverage of mental health wellness examinations.
Bill Documents Introduced
Bill Request Number 180
Sponsors R. Roberts, K. Flood, J. Jenkins, B. McCool, R. Palumbo, J. Raymond, C. Stevenson, P. Stevenson, S. Westrom, B. Wheatley
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 164.2871 to require self-insured employer group health plans provided by the governing board of a state postsecondary education institution to comply with the mental health wellness examination coverage requirement; amend KRS 205.522 to require the Medicaid benefits to comply with the mental health wellness examination coverage requirement; amend KRS 205.6485 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; require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to seek federal approval if they determine that such approval is necessary; EFFECTIVE, in part, January 1, 2023.
Index Headings of Original Version Medicaid - Mental health wellness examination, coverage requirement
State Employees - Health plan, mental health wellness examination, coverage requirement
Education, Higher - Self-insured employer group health plan, mental health wellness examination, coverage requirement
Effective Dates, Delayed - Mental health wellness examination, coverage requirement, January 1, 2023
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
Children and Minors - KCHIP, mental health wellness examination, coverage requirement

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08/27/21
  • Prefiled by the sponsor(s).
01/04/22
  • introduced in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)


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