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House Bill No. 5620

Special Act No. 16-4

AN ACT CONCERNING A STUDY OF IMPEDIMENTS TO INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER TREATMENTS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (Effective from passage) The Insurance Commissioner shall, within available appropriations, study the impediments that exist, if any, for insureds to receive treatments for substance use disorders under their health insurance policies or health benefit plans. Such study shall include, but need not be limited to, (1) the extent to which coverage is provided under health insurance policies or health benefit plans, (2) the types of treatments covered under such policies or plans, (3) the requirements, if any, that insureds must meet for such treatments to be covered under such policies or plans, and (4) the cost-sharing requirements for insureds for such treatments. Not later than January 31, 2017, the commissioner shall submit a report, in accordance with the provisions of section 11-4a of the general statutes, to the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to insurance and public health, summarizing the commissioner's findings.

Approved June 3, 2016