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Tennessee has yet to enact autism insurance reform legislation.

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State Officials
Governor Bill Haslam (R)
Lt. Governor Ronald Ramsey (R)
Tennesse Senate; Tennessee House of Representatives

Federal Officials
U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R)
U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R)
U.S. House of Representatives Tennessee delegation

Tennessee News

Please join us for a discussion of health insurance coverage for autism spectrum disorders. Forty two states have enacted legislation that...

NASHVILLE (April 29, 2013) -- Autism Speaks' advocacy chair for Tennessee, Jennifer Sheridan, has produced a short video summarizing the progress to date on the Tennessee...

NEW YORK (February 15, 2013) -- Autism Speaks endorsed legislation introduced in the Tennessee Senate and House that would require state-regulated health plans to cover the...

House Bill 2105 - Sponsored by Representative David Shepard (D-69)
Requires private health insurance companies to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum...

Nashville, TN (April 30, 2009) – Autism Speaks, the nation'’s largest autism advocacy organization, today announced its support for House Bill 2105, the autism insurance...

Bill History


March 26: House Insurance and Banking Committee defers further action to 2014

March 20: House subcommittee recommends passage with amendments of HB.1265; referred to full House Insurance and Banking Committee

February 14: HB.1265/SB.1286 introduced; HB.1265 referred to House Insurance and Banking Committee. SB.1286 referred to Senate Commerce and Labor Committee


May 25: Legislative session ends without passage of autism insurance reform.


April 15: Second hearing held by House Subcommittee on Industrial Impact on HB 2105

April 1: House Subcommittee on Industrial Impact holds hearing on HB 2105

March 4: HB 2105 referred to House Commerce Committee; assigned to the Subcommittee on Industrial Impact

February 26...

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