Summary: H.R.162 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.162. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

Shown Here:
Introduced in House (01/03/2001)

Mental Health and Substance Abuse Parity Amendments of 2001 - 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.