Requires the state employees health plan to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders for state employees and their families
Coverage provided to individuals under the age of 21
Coverage subject to an inflation-adjusted maximum benefit of $36,000 annually
Coverage of treatments provided when prescribed, provided, or ordered for an individual diagnosed with autism by a licensed: physician, psychologist, social worker, or registered nurse practitioner who determines the care to be medically necessary
Covers the following treatments: diagnosis, habilitative or rehabilitative care, pharmacy care, psychiatric care, psychological care, therapeutic care, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
Requires rules providing for the certification of behavior specialists
Applies only to state employee health care plans
Took effect on January 1, 2011
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