Health insurance; coverage for autism spectrum disorder. (HB2577)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Thomas (R-Stafford) with support from 11 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond), Del. Jeff Bourne (D-Richmond), Del. Chris Collins (R-Winchester), Del. Chris Hurst (D-Blacksburg), Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Jason Miyares (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Mike Mullin (D-Newport News), Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean), Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Health insurance; 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 10. 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, 2020. Amends § 38.2-3418.17, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

01/09/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Commerce and Labor Committee

History

DateAction
01/09/2019Committee
01/09/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102840D
01/09/2019Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor

Comments

teresa champion writes:

this is an important bill for the autism community. This bill would require that large group state-regulated healthcare plans cover medical needs of the autism community of any age.

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