A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO REQUIRE HEALTH BENEFIT PLANS, INCLUDING THE STATE HEALTH PLAN FOR TEACHERS AND STATE EMPLOYEES, TO PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR THE TREATMENT OF AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDERS.
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition:
Amends bill short title to delete the word "Mandate".
Amends GS 58-3-192(a)(9) and (a)(10) to add services provided by a licensed clinical social worker to the definitions of therapeutic care and treatment for autism spectrum disorders; amends subsection (h) by substituting "insurer" for "health benefit plan"; rewrites subsection (i) to provide that the requirements for coverage of autism spectrum disorders does not apply to certified qualified health plans as defined in 45 CFR § 155.20 if the federal government determines that the State must make payments for a state-required benefit that is in excess of essential health benefits.
Revises the effective date clause to make changes to GS 135-48.51 effective January 1, 2014.
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