Full Senate and House Committees Approve Respective Mental Health Parity Bills

On Sept. 18, the U.S. Senate passed legislation, S. 558, the Mental Health Parity Act of 2007, by unanimous consent. The bill is sponsored by Sen. Pete Domenici (R-N.M.) and has 57 Senate cosponsors. S. 558 amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and the Public Health Service Act to require a group health…