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Health Benefit Mandates and Professional Art Therapists

On April 18, 2017, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed legislation (H.B. 298) adding a licensed clinical professional art therapist to the types of licensed clinical counselors and therapists whose services entitle an insured (or specified other persons) to reimbursement, under specified circumstances, under specified health insurance policies, contracts, or certificates.

The law is effective October 1, 2017.

Read MD H.B. 298

Health Benefits and Diabetes Test Strips

On April 18, 2017, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed legislation (H.B. 730) generally prohibiting insurers, nonprofit health service plans, and health maintenance organizations from imposing a deductible, co-payment, or co-insurance requirement on diabetes test strips.

The law is effective October 1, 2017.

Read MD H.B. 730