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S. 423 (108th): HIPAA Recreational Injury Technical Correction Act

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 14, 2003 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

S 423 IS

108th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 423

To promote health care coverage parity for individuals participating in legal recreational activities or legal transportation activities.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 14, 2003

Ms. COLLINS (for herself and Mr. FEINGOLD) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions


A BILL

To promote health care coverage parity for individuals participating in legal recreational activities or legal transportation activities.

    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 ‘Health Care Parity for Legal Transportation and Recreational Activities Act’.

SEC. 2. COVERAGE AMENDMENTS.

    (a) ERISA- Section 702(a)(2)(B) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (29 U.S.C. 1182(a)(2)(B)) is amended by inserting before the period the following: ‘, except that a plan or issuer may not deny benefits otherwise provided for the treatment of an injury solely because such injury resulted from participation of the participant or beneficiary in an activity such as motorcycling, snowmobiling, all-terrain vehicle riding, horseback riding, skiing or other similar legal activity’.

    (b) PHSA- Section 2702(a)(2)(B) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300gg-1(a)(2)(B)) is amended by inserting before the period the following: ‘, except that a plan or issuer may not deny benefits otherwise provided for the treatment of an injury solely because such injury resulted from participation of the enrollee in an activity such as motorcycling, snowmobiling, all-terrain vehicle riding, horseback riding, skiing or other similar legal activity’.

    (c) INTERNAL REVENUE CODE- Section 9802(a)(2)(B) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by inserting before the period the following: ‘, except that a plan or issuer may not deny benefits otherwise provided for the treatment of an injury solely because such injury resulted from participation of the enrollee in an activity such as motorcycling, snowmobiling, all-terrain vehicle riding, horseback riding, skiing or other similar legal activity’.