2013 November 8: Final Parity Rules are issued.
- SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Adminstration) resources may be found here: http://beta.samhsa.gov/health-reform/parity
- The Final Rule may be found here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2013-27086.pdf
- A Parity Rule Fact Sheet may be found here: http://cms.hhs.gov/CCIIO/Programs-and-Initiatives/Other-Insurance-Protections/mhpaea_factsheet.html
- A Consumer TIP Sheet is available for download here: http://store.samhsa.gov/product/Understanding-the-Federal-Parity-Law/SMA11-HR005
Parity law (Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008) is signed into law 10/3/2008.
Parity Interim Final Rules are here: Rules
Interim final rules are upheld by U.S. District Court, D.C., 6/21/2010.
Interim final rules go into effect July 1, 2010.
MentalHealthParityWatch.org provides FAQs about parity compliance and also requests reports of difficulties with mental health/substance use benefits and coverage.