Health insurance; mandated coverage for autism spectrum disorder. (SB1457)

Introduced By

Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester) with support from co-patrons Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke), and Sen. Jeff McWaters (R-Virginia Beach)


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 of any age. Currently, such coverage is required to be provided for individuals from age two through age six. The provision applies with respect to insurance policies, subscription contracts, and health care plans delivered, issued for delivery, reissued, or extended on or after January 1, 2016. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/27/2015Unanimous consent to introduce
01/27/2015Presented and ordered printed 15103968D
01/27/2015Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/30/2015Impact statement from SCC (SB1457)
02/09/2015Stricken at request of Patron in Commerce and Labor (9-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)