Mental Health Parity

Mental Health Parity Rule Issued

The Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor and Treasury have issued a final rule increasing parity between mental health/substance use disorder benefits and medical/surgical benefits in group and individual health plans. The rule will apply to plans beginning on or after July 1, 2014. Read rule here.

Letters of Support and Amici Curiae

Medical Evaluation Parity for Service Members (MEPS) Act, S 2231/HR 4305. The MEPS would require the Department of Defense to screen military recruits for mental health disorders, as it routinely does for physical health conditions, and to review its ability to issue electronic health records for use by the Department of Veterans Affairs and other healthcare entities when service members depart active duty.  See letter, dated May 9, 2014


American Foundation for Suicide Prevention/National Council for Behavioral Health

  • Access links to mental health parity consumer tools and video  (to view video, use the password AFSP).

American Psychological Association

American Psychiatric Association