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Delaware SB.22

June 25, 2012

DOVER (June 25, 2012) -- The Delaware House of Representatives approved the autism insurance reform bill, SB.22, by unanimous vote. The measure, which would require health plans to cover autism therapies, such as Applied Behavior Analysis up to the age of 21, heads to Governor Jack Markell. Delaware would become the 32nd state to enact autism reform legislation.
 

June 13, 2012

DOVER (June 13, 2012) -- The House Economic Development, Banking, Insurance and Commerce Committee released SB.22, the autism insurance reform bill, for a final floor vote in the House.  The bill would require health plans to cover autism therapies, such as Applied Behavior Analysis, up to the age of 21.

June 07, 2012

DOVER (June 7, 2012)-- The Senate unanimously approved SB.22, the autism insurance reform bill, and sent the measure to the House of Representatives for further consideration. The vote was 20-0 for the bill, which would require health plans to cover autism therapies, such as Applied Behavior Analysis, up to the age of 21.

June 06, 2012

DOVER (June 6, 2012) -- The Senate Finance Committee approved SB.22, the autism insurance reform bill, and sent it to the full Senate for a floor vote. The committee vote was the first for the bill which would require insurance companies to cover critical autism therapies, such as applied behavior analysis, up to the age of 21.

March 28, 2012

DOVER (March 28, 2012)-- Autism Delaware, legislative leaders and family advocates renewed the push for SB.22, the autism insurance reform bill, during "Smart Cookie Day" events at Legislative Hall.

Learn more about the Smart Cookie Day events here.

Senate Bill 22 - Sponsored by Senators Liane Sorenson (R-6) and Catherine Cloutier (R-5) Cosponsored by Representative S. Quinton Johnson (D-8)
March 22, 2011

The bill would:

 

  • Require health insurance companies to provide coverage of the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders for individuals age 21 and younger
  • Direct that coverage of treatments be provided when prescribed or ordered for an individual diagnosed with autism by a licensed physician or a licensed psychologist who determines the care to be medically necessary.

Require health insurance companies to provide coverage of the following: