S. 543 (107th): Mental Health Equitable Treatment Act of 2001


Mar 15, 2001
107th Congress, 2001–2002

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on August 1, 2001, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Pete Domenici

Senator from New Mexico



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Last Updated: Sep 6, 2001
Length: 22 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to provide for equal coverage of mental health benefits with respect to health insurance coverage unless comparable limitations are imposed on medical and surgical benefits.

Summary (CRS)

9/6/2001--Reported to Senate amended.Mental Health Equitable Treatment Act of 2001 - Amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 and the Public Health Service Act, respectively, to prohibit certain ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Mar 15, 2001

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Aug 1, 2001
Reported by Committee

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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 543”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


66 cosponsors (49D, 16R, 1I) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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S. 796 (106th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 14, 1999

H.R. 4066 (Related)
Mental Health Equitable Treatment Act of 2002

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 20, 2002

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