State employee health insurance plan; coverage for autism spectrum disorder. (SB1061)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


State employee health insurance plan; coverage for autism spectrum disorder.  Requires that the health insurance plan for state employees provide coverage for the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, and the treatment of autism spectrum disorder in individuals from age two through age six. Amends § 2.2-2818, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11102458D
01/11/2011Referred to Committee on Finance
01/20/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB1061)
01/26/2011Fiscal impact review from JLARC (SB1061)
01/27/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB1061)
02/02/2011Stricken at request of Patron in Finance (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)


Teresa Champion writes:

State employees deserve the same coverage for their families and children with a diagnosis of autism deserve treatment.

Paul Griesbach writes:

Thank you Sen. Howell :^)

Laura Phillips writes:

Virginia needs to provide coverage for kids with Autism to receive comprehensive therapeutic services regardless of their employer.