Oregon

Autism Speaks Endorses Bill For Oregon Public Employees

PORTLAND (January27, 2014) -- Autism Speaks has endorsed SB.1523 which would correct an oversight in Oregon's 2013 autism insurance reform l... More...

Oregon Suit Against Providence for ABA Denials Gets Boost

PORTLAND (January 3, 2014) -- A complaint filed in federal court here against Providence Health Plan for  denying claims for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy for autism will move forward as a class action affectin... More...

Oregon ABA Battle Resumes Before HERC

TUALITIN (September 17, 2013) -- Supporters and opponents of applied behavior analysis (ABA) presented their cases to a state commission which will advise the Oregon Health Plan whether it should cover the therapy for 400,000 low-... More...

New Law Prompts Oregon Tech To Expand ABA Courses

KLAMATH FALLS, OR (September 13, 2013) -- The Oregon Institute of Technology is expanding its graduate course offerings in applied behavior analysis (ABA) to meet the expected demand for more practitioners as the st... More...

Oregon Governor, Advocates Celebrate Autism Insurance Reform

SALEM (Aug. 27, 2013) -- Governor John Kitzhaber conducted a bill-signing ceremony in his office today with the Oregon autism community to celebrate the enactment of legislation that made Oregon the 34th state to enact autism... More...

Welcome #34! Oregon Enacts Autism Insurance Reform

SALEM (August 14, 2013) -- Governor John Kitzhaber today signed SB.365 into law, making Oregon the 34th state to enact autism insurance reform by requiring coverage of applied behavior analysis (ABA).

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Oregon Governor Gets Autism Insurance Reform Bill

SALEM (July 1, 2013) -- The Oregon House of Representatives voted 56-0 for autism insurance reform and sent the bill to Governor John Kitzhaber (below). If signed, the bill would make Oregon the 34th state to enact autism... More...

Oregon House Votes to Toughen Enforcement of Insurers

SALEM (June 28, 2013) -- The Oregon House has approved and sent Gov. John Kitzhaber a bill  which would empower the state Insurance Division to order health plans to pay restitution to consumers if they violate the law or the... More...

Oregon Insurance Bills Head to Final Floor Votes

SALEM (June 27, 2013) -- The Oregon Legislature's Joint Ways and Means Committee has released the autism insurance reform bill, SB-365, to the Senate and House floors for final action. If signed by Gov. John Kitzhaber, Oregon ... More...

Oregon Senate Approves Tougher Enforcement of Insurers

SALEM (June 21, 2013) -- The Oregon Senate has approved a bill, S.414A, that would strengthen the enforcement powers of the state Department of Consumer & Business Services over health insurers. The sponsor, Sen. Chip Shi... More...

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