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New Mexico became the 9th state to enact autism insurance reform on April 3, 2009.

Find your New Mexico elected officials here.
Find autism resources for New Mexico families here.

State Officials
Governor Susana Martinez (R)
Lt. Governor John Sanchez (R)
New Mexico Senate; New Mexico House of Representatives

Federal Officials
U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D)
U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D)
U.S. House of Representatives New Mexico delegation

New mexico News

New Mexico has proposed changing its Medicaid waiver program for Home- and Community-Based Services (HCBS) in order to comply with a federal directive that prohibits services that "...

ALBUQUERQUE (April 5, 2013)-- Governor Susana Martinez signed HB.22, expanding coverage under New Mexico's 2009 autism insurance reform law to include ...

SANTA FE (March 18, 2013) -- The New Mexico Senate gave final legislative approval to a bill that would expand the state's 2009 autism insurance reform law to cover state...

SANTA FE (March 11, 2013) -- Legislation that would extend coverage under New Mexico's 2009 autism insurance reform law to state employees has been approved unanimously by the...

SANTA FE (February 1, 2013) -- The state House of Representatives has unanimously approved a bill (...

NEW YORK, NY (April 3, 2009) -- Autism Speaks, the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization, today joined the New Mexico autism community to praise New Mexico...

1. What does New Mexico’s Autism Insurance Law do?

Broadly speaking, the law:
(1) Requires private health insurers to cover the...

NEW YORK, NY (March 20, 2009)  -- Autism Speaks today joined New Mexico families and other autism advocacy organizations in applauding the state’s legislators for passing...

Santa Fe, NM (February 9, 2009) -- Today the New Mexico Senate voted unanimously to pass Senate Bill 39, the autism insurance reform bill.  This bill will require...

Santa Fe, NM (February 3, 2009) – Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest autism advocacy organization, today announced its support for Senate Bill 39 and House Bill 155, also known...

Bill History

June 19, 2009: Autism insurance reform law goes into effect in New Mexico 

April 2, 2009: Governor Bill Richardson has signed SB 39 into law, making NM the ninth state in the country with comprehensive autism insurance reform! Congratulations NM and thank you to state legislators and Governor Richardson.

March 20, 2009: SB 39 passes on the House floor in a vote of 51-15.  The bill now goes to the Governor for signature into law! Congrats NM for becoming the 9th state in the country to pass autism insurance reform!!

March 17, 2009: State House Appropriations & Finance Committee passes SB 39 in a vote of 8-3.  The bill now heads to the House floor.

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