SENATE BILL No. 102
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 12-17.6-4-2.
Synopsis: Coverage of mental health services in CHIP. Specifies
mental health services that must be covered under the children's health
insurance program (CHIP). (The introduced version of this bill was
prepared by the commission on mental health.)
Effective: July 1, 2009.
January 7, 2009, read first time and referred to Committee on Health and Provider
First Regular Session 116th General Assembly (2009)
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SENATE BILL No. 102
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 12-17.6-4-2; (09)IN0102.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 12-17.6-4-2 IS AMENDED TO READ AS
FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2009]: Sec. 2. (a) The benefit
package provided under the program shall focus on age appropriate
preventive, primary, and acute care services.
(b) The office shall offer health insurance coverage for the following
(1) Inpatient and outpatient hospital services.
(2) Physicians' services provided by a physician (as defined in 42
(3) Laboratory and x-ray services.
(4) Well-baby and well-child care, including:
(A) age appropriate immunizations; and
(B) periodic screening, diagnosis, and treatment services
according to a schedule developed by the office.
The office may offer services in addition to those listed in this
subsection if appropriations to the program exist to pay for the
(c) The office shall offer health insurance coverage for the following
additional services if the coverage for the services has an actuarial
value equal to or greater than the actuarial value of the services
provided by the benchmark program determined by the children's
health policy board established by IC 4-23-27-2:
(1) Prescription drugs.
(2) Mental health services.
(3) Vision services.
(4) Hearing services.
(5) Dental services.
(d) Notwithstanding subsections (b) and (c), the office may not
impose treatment limitations or financial requirements on the coverage
of services for a mental illness if similar treatment limitations or
financial requirements are not imposed on coverage for services for
other illnesses. Coverage for mental illness under the program must
include the following:
(1) Inpatient mental health services and substance abuse
services provided in an institution that:
(A) treats mental disease; and
(B) has more than sixteen (16) beds;
unless coverage is prohibited by federal law.
(2) Psychiatric residential treatment services.
(3) Community mental health rehabilitation services.
(4) Outpatient mental health services and substance abuse
However, the office may require prior authorization for the
services specified in subdivisions (1) through (4).