The Paul Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act has been in effect since January 1, 2010,
and the law and the regulations implementing it are complicated. To help APA members and patients better understand the law
and its impact on benefits, APA's Office of Healthcare Systems and Financing has created <www.mentalhealthparitywatch.org>. Also, the federal agencies monitoring the law have asked APA and its members to identify insurance plans not in compliance
with the act. APA members can help by visiting the site to learn more and report any concerns.