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HB 569 - Expanding Coverage Requirements for Autism Disorders - Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Expanding Coverage Requirements for Autism Disorders

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (213-147) - (Key vote)

Title: Expanding Coverage Requirements for Autism Disorders

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that expands the mandatory coverage requirements for insurers with respect to the treatment of pervasive developmental disorder or autism beginning 60 days after the date of enactment.

Highlights:
-Expands coverage requirements to include the following (Sec. 2):
    -Professional services and treatment programs, including applied behavioral analysis, provided by a pervasive developmental disorder or autism service provider to produce socially significant improvements in human behavior or to prevent loss of attained skill or function; -Medications and health-related services necessary to determine the need or effectiveness of medication; -Direct or consultative services provided by a licenses psychiatrist, advanced practice registered nurse, psychologist, or clinical social worker; and -Services provided by a licensed speech therapist, occupational therapist, or physical therapist.
-Requires the treatment, including the frequency and duration of treatment, to be covered in a written plan signed by a licensed physician, advanced practice registered nurse, or psychologist stating that the treatment is medically necessary and is consistent with nationally recognized treatment standards for such conditions (Sec. 30).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Expanding Coverage Requirements for Autism Disorders

Sponsors

  • Suzanne Butcher (NH - D) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Martha Fuller Clark (NH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jill Shaffer Hammond (NH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Bette R. Lasky (NH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Kathleen G. 'Kathy' Sgambati (NH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Margaret 'Maggie' Wood Hassan (NH - D) (Out Of Office)
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