Thursday, December 8, 2011

Virginia Mandate Holdup

An earlier post described a serious delay in implementing the Virginia mandate on insurance coverage. In Roanoke, WDBJ reports:

Raising a child with autism presents many challenges. And many parents in Virginia have suffered another setback. This one was in the form of state legislation.

At least a part of a new Virginia law designed to mandage insurance coverage for children with autism has been delayed. It requires state licensing for certain providers who handle a significant and costly form of care. The law was supposed to go into effect next month, but a ruling from the state attorney general's office has delayed it. A licensing procedure for applied behavior analysis can't be created until the additional legislation is passed.