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AB.171 Voted Out of Assembly 50-18

January 26, 2012

SACRAMENTO (January 26, 2012) -- The Assembly yesterday approved AB.171 50-18 and sent it to the Senate for further consideration.

Introduced in 2011 by Assemblyman Jim Beall (D-San Jose), the bill would end any remaining discrimination for health insurance coverage for occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech and other medically necessary treatments for people with autism. A provision covering behavioral health treatments was deleted in Assembly committee due to the enactment last year of SB.946.