(July 14, 2014) -- The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation (DLR) has hired Health Management Associates to assist with a study on autism treatment and insurance. State agencies began the study in April in response to a bill enacted by the Legislature after the Senate refused to consider an autism insurance reform measure passed 57-12 by the House.
PIERRE, SD (February 24, 2014) -- The South Dakota House of Representatives yesterday approved an autism insurance reform bill 57-12 and sent the measure to the Senate. As amended by a House committeee, the bill, HB.1257, sets no dollar or visit caps on treatments, or age limits for receiving treatment, which includes applied behavior analysis (ABA).
PIERRE, SD (February 20, 2014) -- The South Dakota House Health and Human Services Committee today strengthened then unanimously approved HB.1257, the autism insurance reform bill, sending the measure to the House floor. The floor vote is expected early next week.
PIERRE, SD (February 14, 2014) -- South Dakota families and autism advocates testified before a House committee yesterday of the financial struggles providing care for children with autism when their state does not require insurance companies to provide coverage.
PIERRE, SD (Feb. 10, 2014) -- Autism Speaks today endorsed HB.1257, an autism insurance reform bill, as South Dakota joined the ranks of states working to make their insurance laws require coverage of medically necessary treatments for autism.