Harlick v. Blue Shield of California
(2011) 656 F.3d 832 (WL 3796177) (9th Cir.)
The Ninth Circuit has held that the Mental Health Parity Act contained in Health & Safety Code section 1374.72 requires equal treatment for mental illness and physical illness, and that accordingly, a Blue Shield exclusion for anorexia nervosa would not be enforced, and that plaintiff, despite other restrictive language, would be entitled for treatment of anorexia in a residential care facility.

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