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Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez

DOL/EBSA

RIN: 1210-AB30

Publication ID: Fall 2010

Title: Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act

Abstract: Pursuant to ERISA section 712, as amended by the Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA) (Pub. L. 110-343) enacted on October 8, 2008, the Department is developing regulatory guidance.

Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)

Priority: Economically Significant

RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda

Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions

Major: Yes

Unfunded Mandates: No

CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)

Legal Authority: 29 USC 1185a

Legal Deadline:

Action

Source

Description

Date

Other

Statutory

as per MHPAEA section 512(d)

10/08/2009

Timetable:

Action

Date

FR Cite

Request for Information

04/28/2009

74 FR 19155

Request for Information Comment Period End

05/28/2009

 

Interim Final Rule

02/02/2010

75 FR 5410

Interim Final Rule Effective

04/05/2010

 

Interim Final Rule Comment Period End

05/03/2010

 

Final Rule

To Be Determined

 

Additional Information: On February 2, 2010, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and the Treasury published an interim final rule implementing MHPAEA. However, the provisions of the increased cost exemption under section 712(c)(2) were reserved and not addressed. The next action planned is an NPRM that will propose rules governing this exemption.

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined

Government Levels Affected: None

Federalism: No

Included in the Regulatory Plan: No

RIN Data Printed in the FR: No

Related RINs: Related to 0938-AP65, Related to 1545-BJ05

Related Agencies: Joint: HHS/CMS, TREAS/IRS;

Agency Contact:
Amy J. Turner
Senior Advisor
Department of Labor
Employee Benefits Security Administration
Room N5677, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., FP Building, Room N-5653,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone:202 693-8335
Fax:202 219-1942