H.R.1515 - Mental Health and Substance Abuse Parity Amendments of 1999106th Congress (1999-2000)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Roukema, Marge [R-NJ-5] (Introduced 04/21/1999)|
|Committees:||House - Commerce; Education and the Workforce; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||05/06/1999 Referred to the Subcommittee on Employer-Employee Relations. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1515 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/21/1999)
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Parity Amendments of 1999 - Amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), the Internal Revenue Code, and the Public Health Service Act to prohibit group and individual health plans from imposing treatment limitations or financial requirements on the coverage of mental health benefits, or substance abuse and chemical dependency benefits, if similar limitations or requirements are not imposed on medical and surgical benefits.
Amends the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1986 to provide for coordination in implementation of such amendments.