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S. 1929 (108th): Mental Health Parity Reauthorization Act of 2003

The text of the bill below is as of Dec 8, 2003 (Passed Congress).


S.1929

One Hundred Eighth Congress

of the

United States of America

AT THE FIRST SESSION

Begun and held at the City of Washington on Tuesday,

the seventh day of January, two thousand and three

An Act

To amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 and the Public Health Service Act to extend the mental health benefits parity provisions for an additional year.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘Mental Health Parity Reauthorization Act of 2003’.

SEC. 2. EXTENSION OF MENTAL HEALTH PROVISIONS.

    (a) ERISA- Section 712(f) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (29 U.S.C. 1185a(f)) is amended by striking ‘December 31, 2003’ and inserting ‘December 31, 2004’.

    (b) PHSA- Section 2705(f) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300gg-5(f)) is amended by striking ‘December 31, 2003’ and inserting ‘December 31, 2004’.

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Vice President of the United States and

President of the Senate.