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SB 74/LM/HM (BR 1452) - R. Jones II, W. Blevins Jr., D. Boswell, T. Buford, D. Harper Angel, J. Pendleton, J. Turner

     AN ACT relating to health insurance.
     Create new sections of Subtitle 17A of KRS Chapter 304 to define terms "applied behavior analysis," "autism services provider," "autism spectrum disorders," "diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders," "habilitative or rehabilitative care," "health insurance policy," "medically necessary," "pharmacy care," "psychiatric care," "psychological care," "therapeutic care," and "treatment for autism spectrum disorders"; require health policies covered in this subtitle to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders and their related conditions; prohibit insurance policies from limiting the number of visits an insured may make for such services; allow services provided by this section to be subject to copayment, deductible, and coinsurance provisions; give insurers the right to request a review of treatment, provided for by this section, not more than once every 12 months unless the insured's physician or psychologist agrees that a more frequent review is necessary; amend KRS 18A.225 to require policies provided to state employees to cover the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders.


     SFA (1, R. Jones II) - Amend bill by removing Section 3 of the Act in its entirety.

     Feb 5-introduced in Senate
     Feb 9-to Banking & Insurance (S)
     Feb 24-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 25-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 3-floor amendment (1) filed
     Mar 5-recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (S)

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