House Bill No.7260 BY Palumbo, Naughton, Corvese, Jackson, Caprio D
H. 7260 ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO INSURANCE -- AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS
(would require coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders)
01/28/2010 Introduced, referred to House CorporationsH.7260 defines applied behavior analysis, includes coverage of applied behavior analysis within "habilitative or rehabilitative care", however the delivery of applied behavior analysis is not defined nor are such as BACB certificants or of equivalent competency defined. A statement is made that an "Autism services provider" means any person, entity, or group that provides treatment.
03/10/2010 Committee transferred to House Committee on Health, Education & Welfare
03/31/2010 Scheduled for hearing and/or consideration
03/31/2010 Committee postponed at request of sponsor
Senate Bill No.2422 BY O`Neill E, Pinga, Cote, Raptakis, Maher
S.2422 ENTITLED, AN ACT RELATING TO HEALTH AND SAFETY -- THE RHODE ISLAND AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER INTERVENTION AND TREATMENT ACTS. 2422 does not identify applied behavior analysis, nor does it specify it as a treatment modality. The bill does direct the state institutions of higher education to evaluate whether nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant programs offer preparation for those who interact with ASD patients and families and present a plan, including financial and scholarship incentives to encourage study in these fields.
(would direct the departments of health and human services to prepare an accelerated intervention plan for dealing with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and would further provide that health insurance policies must cover ASD treatment)
02/11/2010 Introduced, referred to Senate Health and Human Services
For more information
Bill would require R.I. insurers to cover autism treatment
01:00 AM EDT on Friday, March 26, 2010
By Gina Macris Journal Staff Writer
The Providence Journal
The State of Rhode Island General Assembly
Autism votes Rhode Island
© 2010 Regina G. Claypool-Frey
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