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For Consumers and Providers: Parity 101


The federal Wellstone/Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act went into effect last January, but the challenges of utilizing and implementing the laws remain.

Whether you are an individual seeking services or a provider navigating implementation, two upcoming webinars from the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Partners for Recovery Initiative can help you grasp the ins and outs of the new federal parity law.

Parity 101
Free Webinar for Consumers

  • Thurs., Feb. 17, 2011
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
  • Provides a general overview of the The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act
  • Presented by health policy experts from the Legal Action Center

Parity 201
Free Webinar for States and Providers

  • Thurs., March 10, 2011
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
  • Provides a detailed discussion on state-level implementation of the new parity law and the recently released Interim Final Rule (PDF)
  • Includes discussion of the “interplay” between federal and state laws

Sign up today for one the webinars using the links above.

For more information, email: Partners for Recovery ( or call: 1-877-SAMHSA-7 (1-877-726-4727).


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