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Wellstone/Domenici Mental Health Parity Law: How We Got Here, Where We Are Now and What’s Left To Do

Date: Friday, December 20, 2013 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Venue: River Room / Town and Country Club  Saint Paul, MN United States  Get Directions
Total Price: $30.00


In 2008, Congress passed the Wellstone/Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, the culmination of a bipartisan effort, sustained over many years, to require insurance companies to treat mental health on an equal basis as physical illness.  Senator Paul Wellstone was a driving force behind this important law, which is intended to require parity between mental health or substance use disorder benefits and medical/surgical benefits under certain health insurance plans.  In early November, final regulations were issued to implement the law.  Prior to these new regulations, the law left open significant questions and resulted in disparate interpretations among policymakers, health plans, providers and consumers.

This session will include remarks from David Wellstone about the history and goals behind this landmark law, along with an overview provided by Steve Warch about the details of the new regulations themselves.

Please join us for breakfast beginning at 7:30 a.m., followed by the program from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast will be provided. Special meal requests need to be received no later than Tuesday, December 17.

Steve Warch, Nilan Johnson Lewis PA
David Wellstone, Chair of Wellstone Action and mental health advocate

CLE Credits:
1 Standard CLE credit approved | Event Code: 186035 

Remote Participation:
Teleconferencing is available.  Please indicate that you will attend by teleconference when registering.  Teleconferencing instructions will be sent via e-mail on Thursday, December 19.


Health Law Section Member:  $15.00
MSBA Member but not a member of the Health Law Section:  $20.00
Non-MSBA Members:  $30.00
Law Students: Free

Join the Health Law Section:  $32.00  MSBA Members who are not members of the Health Law Section can join the section & attend this event for FREE.  Pay the 12-month section dues and your section membership will expire on June 30, 2014.  Click here to add the Health Law Section to your membership and then contact Sue Bores to register for this meeting at no charge.

Deadline to Register:  Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Credit card payments should be made online:

To pay by check, use the registration form located here.

Need to cancel?  Please see our cancellation policy.

Questions?  Contact:
Sue Bores l l 612-278-6325

No sessions have been associated with this event.