DOMENICI (AND WELLSTONE) AMENDMENT NO. 3681 (Senate - April 18, 1996)Mr. DOMENICI (for himself and Mr. Wellstone) proposed an amendment to the bill S. 1028, supra; as follows:
At the end of title III, add the following:
SEC. XX. PARITY FOR MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES.(a) Prohibition: An employee health benefit plan, or a health plan issuer offering a group health plan or an individual health plan, shall not impose treatment limitations or financial requirements on the coverage of mental health services if similar limitations or requirements are not imposed on coverage for services for other conditions.
(b) Rule of Construction: Nothing in subsection (a) shall be construed as prohibiting an employee health benefit plan, or a health plan issuer offering a group health plan or an individual health plan, from requiring preadmission screening prior to the authorization of services covered under the plan or from applying other limitations that restrict coverage for mental health services to those services that are medically necessary.
Source: Congressional Record, Library of Congress' Thomas