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#37: Maryland Finalizes Autism Insurance Reform

ANNAPOLIS (May 5, 2014) -- Gov. Martin O'Malley today signed a professional licensing bill for behavior analysts, the final step in Maryland's multi-year effort to require insurance coverage of medically necessary aut... More...

Maryland To Require Autism Insurance Coverage

(April 23, 2014) -- The Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) has finalized new regulations that will require coverage of autism benefits, including applied behavior analysis (ABA), for many private plans as well as state employ... More...

Teen Girls in Maryland Arrested for Abuse of Boy with Autism

Two Maryland teenage girls are in police custody after abusing a teenager with autism and filming it on their cell phones. One, who is 17 years old, is being charged as an adult with false imprisonment, assault and solicitation for child pornograp... More...

Maryland Directs Insurers To Cover Autism Treatments

BALTIMORE (March 10, 2014) -- A Maryland agency has directed many of the state's private health plans to start covering treatments for individuals with autism through age 18. The Maryland Insurance Administ... More...

MD Insurance Reform Delayed Until 2014

BALTIMORE (December 9, 2013) -- New regulations that would have brought autism insurance coverage to Maryland in 2014 will instead be reproposed in January, the Maryland Insurance Administration has announced.

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Maryland Death Leads to State Task Force

ANNAPOLIS, MD (September 19, 2013) -- The death of a man with Down syndrome while in police custody has prompted Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley to create a task force to improve training for law enforcement, paramedics... More...

Autism Speaks Weighs In On Maryland Insurance Reform Plan

ANNAPOLIS (September 9, 2013) -- A Maryland proposal making clear that health insurers under existing state law must cover applied behavior analysis (ABA) and other autism therapies needs to be strengthened to maximize covera... More...

Maryland TAG Proposes New Autism Insurance Rules

ANNAPOLIS (April 26, 2013) -- The Maryland Autism Technical Advisory Group (TAG) today recommended new regulations for health insurance coverage for autism treatments, such as applied ... More...

State Gears Up Autism Technical Advisory Group

ANNAPOLIS (November 7, 2012) -- The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) today announced the membership of an Autism Technical Advisory Group ... More...

'Maryland again fails autism community': Baltimore Sun OpEd

BALTIMORE (April 19, 2012) -- The Baltimore Sun today published an OpED by Ian Paregol, executive director of Community Services for Autistic Adults and Children, critical of the Maryland Legislature's efforts to impr... More...

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