Legislature(2011 - 2012)
2011-01-19 Senate JournalFull Journal pdf
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.