Health insurance; definition of autism spectrum disorder. (HB225)

Introduced By

Del. Carrie Coyner (R-Chesterfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health insurance; definition of autism spectrum disorder. Provides that for the purposes of required health insurance coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder, "autism spectrum disorder" means any pervasive developmental disorder or autism spectrum disorder, as defined in the most recent edition or the most recent edition at the time of diagnosis of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders of the American Psychiatric Association and "medically necessary" means in accordance with the generally accepted standards of mental disorder or condition care and clinically appropriate in terms of type, frequency, site, and duration, based upon evidence and reasonably expected to do any of the following: (i) prevent the onset of an illness, condition, injury, or disability; (ii) reduce or ameliorate the physical, mental, or developmental effects of an illness, condition, injury, or disability; or (iii) assist to achieve or maintain maximum functional capacity in performing daily activities, taking into account both the functional capacity of the individual and the functional capacities that are appropriate for individuals of the same age. This bill is identical to SB 321. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101284D
01/10/2022Referred to Committee on Commerce and Energy
01/27/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB225)
01/27/2022Reported from Commerce and Energy (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2022Read first time
02/01/2022Read second time and engrossed
02/02/2022Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/02/2022VOTE: Block Vote Passage (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/2022Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/21/2022Reported from Commerce and Labor (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2022Read third time
02/24/2022Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB225ER)
02/28/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB225ER)
02/28/2022Signed by Speaker
02/28/2022Signed by President
03/11/2022Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2022
03/11/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/06/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 101 (effective 7/1/22)
04/06/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0101)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB321.

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