Health insurance; coverage for mental health and substance use disorders, report. (SB434)

Introduced By

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health insurance; coverage for mental health and substance use disorders; report. Requires the State Corporation Commission's Bureau of Insurance, in its report regarding denied claims, complaints, appeals, and network adequacy involving mental health and substance abuse disorder coverage, to include a summary of certain comparative analyses from health carriers related to mental health parity and an explanation of whether the analyses were considered compliant and any corrective actions required of the health carrier by the Bureau. The bill also changes the annual deadline for such report from September 1 to November 1. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101750D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/22/2022Impact statement from SCC (SB434)
01/24/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/24/2022Reported from Commerce and Labor with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2022Committee substitute printed 22105029D-S1
01/24/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
01/31/2022Impact statement from SCC (SB434S1)
02/02/2022Reported from Finance and Appropriations (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2022Read second time
02/04/2022Reading of substitute waived
02/04/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22105029D-S1
02/04/2022Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB434S1
02/07/2022Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2022Placed on Calendar
02/22/2022Read first time
02/22/2022Referred to Committee on Commerce and Energy
03/03/2022Reported from Commerce and Energy (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2022Read second time
03/08/2022Read third time
03/08/2022Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
03/08/2022VOTE: Block Vote Passage (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2022Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB434ER)
03/10/2022Impact statement from SCC (SB434ER)
03/10/2022Signed by President
03/10/2022Signed by Speaker
03/22/2022Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 22, 2022
03/22/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/11/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 544 (effective 7/1/22)
04/11/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0544)

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