No. 88940-6.

335 P.3d 416 (2014)

O.S.T, by and through his parents, G.T. and E.S.; and L.H., by and through his parents, M.S. and K.H., each on his own behalf and on behalf of all similarly situated individuals, Respondents, v. Regence BLUESHIELD, a Washington corporation, Appellant.

Supreme Court of Washington, En Banc.

October 9, 2014.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Timothy James Parker , Jason Wayne Anderson , Gregory Mann Miller , Carney Badley Spellman PS, Seattle, WA, for Appellant.

Eleanor Hamburger , Richard E. Spoonemore , Sirianni Youtz Spoonemore Hamburger, Seattle, WA, for Respondent.


¶ 1 Today's controversy arises from the enactment of two laws: the neurodevelopmental therapies mandate, RCW 48.44.450, and the mental health parity act, RCW 48.44.341. In 1989, the Washington Legislature mandated coverage for neurodevelopmental therapies (neurodevelopmental therapies or NDT) (speech, occupational, and physical therapy) in employer-sponsored group plans for children under age seven (the neurodevelopmental therapies mandate or NDT...

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