News reports and the press release from Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear's Office has announced that on April 14, 2010 Governor Beshear signed into law HB 159 which will increase the amount of coverage health insurers must provide for autism spectrum disorders to insured individuals in large and small group plans, as well as the state employee health benefit plan. The bill passed unanimously by the Kentucky Senate on its 3rd reading April 1, 2010.
The new law, which goes into effect January 1, 2011, will also creates the Kentucky Applied Behavior Analysis Licensure Board for practitioners of applied behavior analysis.
For further reading
Gov. Beshear signs expanded autism health insurance coverage legislation
Governor Steve Beshear's Communications Office
Press Release Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Gov. Signs Autism Coverage Bill
Web Produced: Jessica Noll
Last Update: 4/14 7:25 pm
Text and history of HB 159
Saturday, April 3, 2010
State legislation: Kentucky - HB 159/HCS licensing behavior analysts and creating autism insurance coverage passes legislature on April 1, 2010, headed for Governor's signature
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