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Autism Insurance Bill, S7000-B: Requires that individual accident and health insurance policies shall provide coverage for screening, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder.

AUTISM BILL PASSES SENATE.

Requires that accident and health insurance policies shall provide coverage for screening, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder

For full text of the bill, please visit:

http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S7000B

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Senator DeFrancisco and Sally Johnston Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of American Disability Awareness.

Senator DeFrancisco and Sally Johnston Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of American Disability Awareness.

SENATE GIVES FINAL LEGISLATIVE APPROVAL FOR LANDMARK AUTISM INSURANCE REFORM

Senator John A. DeFrancisco (R-I-C Syracuse) announced that the New York State Senate today passed a bill that he co-sponsored (S.4005A), which would enable individuals with autism spectrum disorders to receive insurance coverage for screening, diagnosis and treatment. The legislation would require insurance companies to provide coverage for the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of autism spectrum disorders, including behavioral health treatments, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy. Insurance companies would be prohibited from terminating coverage or refusing to renew, adjust, amend, issue, or execute a policy solely because the individual has been diagnosed with or received treatment for autism spectrum disorders.

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