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senate Bill S. 77

Children's Mental Health Parity Act

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      Committee on Finance
    IntroducedJanuary 6th, 2009

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Children's Mental Health Parity Act

Official Title

A bill to amend title XXI of the Social Security Act to provide for equal coverage of mental health services under the State Children's Health Insurance Program.


Children's Mental Health Parity Act - Amends title XXI (State Children's Health Insurance) (SCHIP) of the Social Security Act to require a state child health plan to ensure that the financial requirements and treatment limitations applicable to mental health or substance abuse benefits are no more restrictive than (have parity with) those applied to substantially all medical and surgical benefits covered by the plan.

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