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autism insurance reform

House Bill 8 - Sponsored by Representative Ted Celeste (D-24) and Representative Nancy Garland (D-20)
October 08, 2010
  • Requires private health insurance companies to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder
  • Coverage of treatments will be provided  when prescribed, provided, or ordered for an individual diagnosed with autism by a licensed physician or a licensed psychologist who determines the care to be medically necessary
  • In order to receive coverage, treatment must be provided by or overseen by a liscensed, certified, or registered provider
May 21, 2012

JAMESTOWN -- The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead reported on the work of the state's Autism Spectrum Disorder Task Force in preparing the Legislature for its 2013 session. The story focused on the difficulties faced by Toby and Philip Cherney of Jamestown, whose four-year-old son Alexander has been diagnosed with autism. Read the story here.

Senate Bill 115 - Sponsored by Senator William R. Purcell; House Bill 826 - Sponsored by Assemblymembers Parfitt, Glazier, Keever and Murray
March 18, 2011
  • Would require health insurance companies to provide coverage of the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders
  • Coverage of treatments will be provided when prescribed or ordered for an individual diagnosed with autism by a licensed physician or a licensed psychologist in accordance with a treatment plan
     
  • Under this bill, health insurance companies would be required to provide coverage of the following:
April 02, 2009

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

Broadly speaking, the law:
(1) Requires private health insurers to cover the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder through speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy and applied behavioral analysis (ABA) for individuals who are 19 years of age or younger or 22 years of age or younger and enrolled in high school

June 24, 2012

TRENTON (June 24, 2012) -- "When the state Supreme Court five years ago ordered New Jersey and its insurer to pay for intensive therapy for a 5-year-old boy with autism, other families thought their days of piling up debt to get their kids treatment were over." Read more here.

Sponsored by Representative Suzanne Butcher
July 23, 2010
  • Amends current mental health parity law to require health insurance companies to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders
  • In order to receive coverage, treatment must be prescribed, provided, or ordered for an individual diagnosed with a pervasive developmental disorder by a licensed physician or a licensed psychologist who determines the care to be medically necessary

    Covered treatments include: