Washington State legislative website,
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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