00 Enrolled HB 234
01 Relating to insurance coverage for mental health benefits provided through telehealth.
03 * Section 1. AS 21.42 is amended by adding a new section to read:
04 Sec. 21.42.422. Coverage for telehealth and mental health benefits. A
05 health care insurer that offers, issues for delivery, or renews in the state a health care
06 insurance plan in the group or individual market that provides mental health benefits
07 shall provide coverage for mental health benefits provided through telehealth by a
08 health care provider licensed in this state and may not require that prior in-person
09 contact occur between a health care provider and a patient before payment is made for
10 covered services.
11 * Sec. 2. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to
13 APPLICABILITY. AS 21.42.422, added by sec. 1 of this Act, applies to a health care
01 insurance plan offered, issued for delivery, delivered, or renewed on or after the effective date
02 of this Act.