Tuesday, April 20, 2010

State legislation: North Dakota - Introduction of autism insurance bill scheduled for April 27, 2010

The Dickinson Press reports that Nick Gates of Dickinson, North Dakota, father of Noah - a 7 year old with autism - will be at the North Dakota state Capitol on April 27, 2010 to help the sponsoring State Senators introduce the insurance reform bill dubbed "Noah's Law".

The bill's sponsors are Senator Rich Wardner, R-Dickinson, and Senator Carolyn Nelson, D-Fargo, and "Noah's Law" will be introduced to the Employee Benefits Programs Committee in the Harvest Room at the state Capitol on April 27 at 9 a.m. CDT. After that introduction the Committee will determine whether to recommend the bill for further action.

"Noah's Law" would require insurance companies to cover behavior analytic treatment of autism; besides the direct treatment benefit to children the hope is that an increased pool of certified practitioners would be attracted to serve North Dakota children.

For further reference
Bill seeks autism coverage
Published April 16 2010
By: Lisa Call, The Dickinson Press
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Autism center in the works
Source: The Dickinson Press | January 22, 2010

North Dakota Legislative Branch Home Page

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