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Text of the HIPAA Recreational Injury Technical Correction Act

This bill was introduced on February 15, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Feb 15, 2007 (Introduced).

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110th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1076

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 15, 2007

(for himself, Mr. Stupak, Mr. McCotter, and Mr. Kagen) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means and Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

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

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the HIPAA Recreational Injury Technical Correction Act.

2.

Coverage amendments

(a)

ERISA

Section 702(a)(3) of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (29 U.S.C. 1182(a)(3)) is amended—

(1)

by striking Construction.—For and inserting the following:

Scope.—

(A)

Waiting periods

For

; and

(2)

by adding at the end the following:

(B)

Limitation on denial of benefits

For purposes of paragraph (2), a group health plan, or a health insurance issuer offering group health insurance coverage in connection with a group health plan, may not deny benefits otherwise provided under the plan or coverage for the treatment of an injury solely because such injury resulted from the participation of the individual in a legal mode of transportation or a legal recreational activity.

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(b)

PHSA

Section 2702(a)(3) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300gg–1(a)(3)) is amended—

(1)

by striking Construction.—For and inserting the following:

Scope.—

(A)

Waiting periods

For

; and

(2)

by adding at the end the following:

(B)

Limitation on denial of benefits

For purposes of paragraph (2), a group health plan, or a health insurance issuer offering group health insurance coverage in connection with a group health plan, may not deny benefits otherwise provided under the plan or coverage for the treatment of an injury solely because such injury resulted from the participation of the individual in a legal mode of transportation or a legal recreational activity.

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(c)

Internal Revenue Code

Section 9802(a)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended—

(1)

by striking Construction.—For and inserting the following:

Scope.—

(A)

Waiting periods

For

; and

(2)

by adding at the end the following:

(B)

Limitation on denial of benefits

For purposes of paragraph (2), a group health plan may not deny benefits otherwise provided under the plan for the treatment of an injury solely because such injury resulted from the participation of the individual in a legal mode of transportation or a legal recreational activity.

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