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ABA state licensure

January 10, 2014

ALBANY (January 10, 2014) -- Governor Andrew Cuomo today signed a bill facilitating insurance coverage for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy for autism by creating a state licensing procedure for practitioners. The new licensing process puts to rest a bureaucratic issue that early last year thwarted ABA coverage under the state's autism insurance reform law.

January 13, 2012

RICHMOND (Jan. 13, 2012) -- "Last year’s General Assembly session brought a hard-fought victory for Virginia families affected by autism. Lawmakers approved legislation mandating insurance coverage for children under the age of six, but in the months since, their celebration has turned to frustration, and they’re back in Richmond asking for help." See the coverage here

February 07, 2012

RICHMOND (Feb. 7, 2012) -- Governor Bob McDonnell today signed HB-1106 into law, correcting a flaw that had been incorporated in Virginia's 2011 autism insurance reform law.

The bill assures that providers of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) are covered under the law by establishing a state licensing procedure for ABA providers.

June 25, 2012

RICHMOND (June 25, 2012) -- The Virginia Board of Medicine voted last week on emergency regulations related to the state licensure of Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst, (BCaBAs.) Over the coming weeks, the proposed emergency regulations will proceed through executive reviews by the Attorney General's office, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Department of Mangement and Budget and finally the Governor.