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A04506 Summary:

COSPNSRBrennan, Hoyt, Sanders, Gottfried, Dinowitz, Gunther, Robinson
MLTSPNSRBoyland, Cahill, Clark, Cohen A, Cohen M, Colman, Davis, DiNapoli, Eddington, Englebright, Galef,Gianaris, Glick, Gordon, Green, Greene, Gromack, Hooper, Jacobs, John, Klein, Koon, Lafayette,Lavelle, Matusow, Mayersohn, McEneny, Millman, Norman, Ortiz, Paulin, Perry, Pheffer, Pretlow,Rivera P, Scarborough, Seddio, Stringer, Sullivan E, Tonko, Weisenberg
Amd SS3216, 3217, 3221, 4303, 4320 & 4322, Ins L; amd S296, Exec L
Enacts the "fair insurance treatment act of 2001"; requires health insurers and health maintenance organizations to provide insurance coverage for the treatment and diagnosis of mental nervous and emotional disorders, and ailments of alcoholism, alcohol abuse, substance abuse, substance dependence and chemical dependence which shall be comparable to the coverage provided for other health care and medical services; eliminates certain limitations on mental health and chemical dependence coverage so as to expand the basic level of coverage to be required; makes it an unlawful discriminatory act to limit health care insurance coverage for any specific disease or condition which is inconsistent with other health care services which are covered.
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