Tuesday, January 19, 2010

State news: Washington State: HB 1210 & SB 5203 Autism Insurance bills

On January 11, 2010, as reported on the Washington State legislative website,
and the companion bill
also known as Shayan's Law, have by resolution been reintroduced and retained in the present status in the Washington Legislature, and are currently in the House Committee on Health Care & Wellness, and Senate Committee on Health & Long-Term Care.

The bills explicitly include applied behavior analysis among covered treatment modalities and while neither "behavior analyst" nor BACB certificant or competencies are explicitly stated within the bill text, an "autism services provider" is identified as person, entity, or group providing treatment for autism spectrum disorders pursuant to a treatment plan.

More information on the bills' progress will be posted as it becomes available.

For more information

Washington Autism Advocacy on Shayan's Law

Autism Votes - Washington State

Washington State Legislature

Archived news story
Popular autism treatment often goes uncovered
By DEBBIE CAFAZZO, The News Tribune
Story Published: Oct 12, 2008 at 3:15 PM PST
Story Updated: Nov 21, 2008 at 2:45 AM PST

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