MADIGAN,L, RONEN, JACOBS, LIGHTFORD, BOWLES, OBAMA AND LINK.
INS SERIOUS MENTAL ILLNESS
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Illinois Insurance Code. Requires coverage for
serious mental illnesses to be provided on the same terms and
conditions as are applicable to other illnesses and diseases.
Requires group health benefit plans to provide coverage for 45 days of
inpatient treatment and 60 visits for outpatient treatment for mental
illness. Provides that the changes made by this amendatory Act are
inoperative after December 31, 2005. Amends the Department of
Insurance Law to require the Department to perform a study of mental
health coverage. Effective January 1, 2002.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Limits the scope of the bill to coverage under group policies of
accident and health insurance.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Provides that the coverage shall include 35, rather than 60,
visits for outpatient treatment each year.
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 92-0185
Last action date: JUL-27-2001
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 2
END OF INQUIRY
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