Sunday, January 31, 2010
State news: California - District Court decision revives Arce v. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.
Prefacing note: While this report is being shared as a "news item of interest" as a public event in progress, it seems relevant at this time to state that this report is not taking an editorial position on the legal aspects or allegations of this case nor the specific claimants, nor does this constitute legal interpretation. Please see the court documents for relevant specifics.
On Wednesday, January 27, 2010, a decision authored by Justice Laurie D. Zelon of the Court of Appeals of California, Second District, Division Seven was handed down in California reversing a lower court ruling, and remanding to trial court with directions; this decision allows a previously filed suit to proceed to trial. The suit filed by Arce alleges that an insurer improperly denied applied behavior analysis and speech services as categorical practice and that such denial on the specified basis constitutes violation of California's Mental Health Parity law (AB88: Insurance Code §§10144.5 & Health and Safety Code§1374.72 ). Another aspect of the case in question is the provision of service by providers that are not licensed or state certified. The case in question is ARCE v. KAISER FOUNDATION HEALTH PLAN, INC.
FOR FURTHER INFO/FURTHER READING
2nd Appelate District
updated 1/31/2010 05:05PM
Case information - Arce et al. v. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. et al.
From Leagle, inc.
ARCE v. KAISER FOUNDATION HEALTH PLAN, INC.
ANDREW ARCE, a Minor, etc. et al., Plaintiffs and Appellants, v. KAISER FOUNDATION HEALTH PLAN, INC., et al., Defendants and Respondents.
Court of Appeals of California, Second District, Division Seven.
Filed January 27, 2010.
Mental Health Parity aka AB 88,
Insurance Code §§10144.5 & Health and Safety Code§1374.72
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