SP 446/LD 1198: An Act To Reform Insurance Coverage To Include Diagnosis for Autism Spectrum Disorders,which has been carried over from 2009 to the 2010 legislative season. SP 446/LD 1198 defines applied behavior analysis, and includes applied behavior analysis under "habilitative and rehabilitative services"; it does not explicitly state provider of these services, nor does it specify the BACB certification or competencies for delivery of applied behavior analysis service.
The hearing calendar for the Committee on Insurance and Financial Services shows SP 446/LD 1198 as scheduled for another work session on February 17, 2010 at 2PM in Room 427, State House [audio link].The bill has been in committee for some months and since the commencement of the 2010 legislative session but not yet voted out, although work sessions were scheduled on January 12, 19, and February 9, 2010.
The public hearing for the bill was on March 30, 2009.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
Maine Legislature Tracking SP 446/LD 1198
Autism Votes - Maine
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