SB 1141 Requires parity between insurance coverage for mental health services and other health care services
LR Number:4572S.01I Fiscal Note:4572-01
Committee:Insurance and Housing
Last Action:04/10/02 - Hearing Conducted S Insurance & Housing Committee Journal page:
Effective Date:August 28, 2002
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SB 1141 - This act requires certain health insurance carriers to provide mental health coverage at a level equal to other services. A new Section 376.1550 prohibits health carriers which offer services on or after January 1, 2003, from charging additional fees or restricting requirements for mental health or addictive disorder services than would be charged or imposed for other medical services. This provision will not apply to certain insurance policies.

Sections 376.810, 376.811, 376.814, 376.825, 376.826, 376.827, 376.830, 376.833, 376.836, and 376.840, RSMo, regarding mental health and chemical dependency insurance are repealed.

This act is identical to HB 1440 (2002).