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New Hampshire

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:

July 27, 2010

NEW YORK, NY (July 27, 2010) -- Autism Speaks joined New Hampshire families, the New Hampshire Council on Autism Spectrum Disorders, the Autism Society of New Hampshire, and other autism advocacy organizations on Friday in applauding Governor John Lynch for enacting House Bill 569, also known as Connor’s Law. This bill requires health insurance companies to provide coverage of evidence-based, medically necessary autism therapies, such as applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy. HB 569 will go into effect on January 1, 2011.

January 06, 2010

Concord, NH (January 6, 2010) – Autism Speaks today joined New Hampshire families and advocates in applauding the members of the State House for passing Connor’'s Law, House Bill 569, an amendment to current law that will require insurance companies to provide coverage of evidence-based, medically necessary autism therapies, including behavioral health treatments. The bill passed the New Hampshire House today by a vote of 213-147 and now heads to the State Senate for concurrence.