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2011-01-19 Senate Journal

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2011-01-19                     Senate Journal                      Page 0048
SB 52                                                                                                                         
SENATE BILL NO. 52 BY SENATOR DAVIS, entitled:                                                                                  
          "An Act requiring health care insurers to provide                                                                     
          coverage for treatment of mental health conditions,                                                                   
          and requiring parity between health care insurance                                                                    
          coverage for mental health, alcoholism, and                                                                           
          substance abuse benefits and other medical care                                                                       
          benefits; eliminating different treatment for mental                                                                  
          health conditions from the minimum benefits of the                                                                    
          state health insurance plan; removing an exclusion                                                                    
          for mental health services or alcohol or drug abuse                                                                   
          from the definition of 'basic health care services' in                                                                
          the law relating to health maintenance organizations;                                                                 
          repealing a definition of 'mental health benefits' that                                                               
          excludes treatment of substance abuse or chemical                                                                     
          dependency; and providing for an effective date."                                                                     
was read the first time and referred to the Health and Social Services,                                                         
Labor and Commerce and Finance Committees.