Health insurance; mandated coverage for autism spectrum disorder. (HB303)

Introduced By

Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond) with support from 14 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Ward Armstrong (D-Martinsville), Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax), Del. David Englin (D-Alexandria), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Manoli Loupassi (R-Richmond), Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas), Del. Glenn Oder (R-Newport News), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon), Del. Jim Scott (D-Merrifield), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale), Sen. Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake), Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health insurance; mandated coverage for autism spectrum disorder.  Requires health insurers, health care subscription plans, and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder in individuals from the date of diagnosis until they reach 10 years of age. This requirement does not apply to individual or small group policies, contracts, or plans, and will not apply to the state employees' health insurance plan until July 1, 2015. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10100554D
01/11/2010Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/15/2010Assigned C & L sub: #1
01/29/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB303)
02/02/2010Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (4-Y 4-N)
02/16/2010Left in Commerce and Labor