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Treatment of Serious Mental Illness


On Aug. 24, 2017, Gov. Rauner signed HB 1332, enacting Public Act 100-0305. The law regarding coverage for treatment of serious mental illnesses is now expanded to include coverage for eating disorders, including, but not limited to, anorexia/bulimia nervosa, avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder and any other eating disorders contained in the most recent version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders published by the American Psychiatric Association. Additionally, an insurer that provides coverage for hospital or medical expenses under an individual policy of accident and health insurance must also provide coverage for treatment of serious mental illnesses, including eating disorders.

This law is effective immediately.

Public Act 100-0305 »