Health insurance; definition of autism spectrum disorder. (SB321)

Introduced By

Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester)


Passed Committee
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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. Read the Bill »


01/11/2022: Awaiting a Vote in the Commerce and Labor Committee


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101498D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor

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