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WAC 284-43-990: Scope and intent—Parity in mental health and substance use disorder benefits


Published: 2015

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Scope and intent—Parity in mental health and substance use disorder benefits.









This subchapter applies to all health plans and issuers. The purpose of this rule is to consolidate existing state mental health and chemical dependency regulation with federal mental health and substance use disorder parity requirements into state regulation. This rule also provides health plans and issuers with the method of demonstrating compliance with these requirements. [Statutory Authority: RCW 48.02.060, 48.43.715, 48.44.050, 48.46.200 and Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008, Pub. L. 110-343. WSR 14-23-057 (Matter No. R 2012-29), § 284-43-990, filed 11/17/14, effective 12/18/14.]