Bill Request 180

Title AN ACT relating to coverage of mental health wellness examinations.
Bill Documents Original
Sponsors R. Roberts
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 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).

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