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California's Mental Health Parity Law Update

May 22, 2013

Broker Pulse
Stacy Madden
May 13, 2013

Prohibition of annual visit and dollar limitations for treament of Autism and pervasive developmental disorder (PDD)

Effective March 11, 2013, the California Department of Insurance adopted emergency regulations pertaining to California’s Mental Health Parity laws (Insurance Code sections 10144.5 and 10144.51). The emergency regulations are set to expire on September 10, 2013.

For the medically necessary treatment of Autism and PDD, the emergency regulations:


Applies to California IFP, SBG, Large Group, Labor & Trust, and Major Accounts Groups with PPO Plans.

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