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House Bill 1122


House Bill 1122

ARCHIVE (2001)

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DIGEST OF HB1122 (Updated April 11, 2001 5:41 PM - DI 84)


Insurance coverage for autism. Defines pervasive developmental disorders, including Asperger's syndrome and autism, as neurological conditions for purposes of coverage under group insurance for state employees, group health insurance, and group health maintenance organization contracts. Requires group insurance for state employees, group health insurers, and group health maintenance organization contracts that provide basic health care services to provide coverage for treatment of a pervasive developmental disorder, in accordance with the treating physician's treatment plan, for a child covered under the plan. Prohibits group health insurance and group health maintenance organization contracts from taking certain actions because an individual is diagnosed with a pervasive developmental disorder. Requires an insurer or health maintenance organization that issues an accident and sickness insurance policy on an individual basis to offer to provide coverage for the treatment of a pervasive developmental disorder of an insured or enrollee.
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