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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Kansas Mandate Bill

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports:

Kansas could inch its way toward requiring coverage of autism spectrum disorders.

The Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee on Wednesday considered a bill (SB 554) that would launch a test track for requiring coverage of autism treatment by first offering that coverage to state workers and their families. The move would test the financial feasibility of a larger mandate.

Sen. Ruth Teichman, a Stafford Republican, said she developed the bill after reviewing laws in 15 other states that mandate coverage.

The full text of the bill is here.

For information on the 15 states, click here.