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State Insurance Mandates for Autism Spectrum Disorder

States With Limited Autism Mandates

The following states have limited autism mandates: Oklahoma and Tennessee.

Oklahoma

Requires all individual and group health insurance policies that provide medical and surgical benefits to provide the same coverage and benefits to any individual under the age of eighteen (18) years who has been diagnosed with an autistic disorder as it would provide coverage and benefits to an individual under the age of eighteen (18) years who has not been diagnosed with an autistic disorder. Nothing in this section requires an insurer to provide any benefits for the diagnosis or treatment of any autistic disorder.

Note: Speech language services are not clearly defined in the statue, but may still apply.

Citation: Okla. Stat. tit. 36 §6060.20 as created by S.B. 2045 [RTF]

Tennessee

Requires a contract or policy of an insurer that provides benefits for neurological disorders, to provide benefits and coverage for treatment of autism spectrum disorders that are at least as comprehensive as those provided for other neurological disorders. These benefits and coverage for treatment shall be provided to any person less than twelve (12) years of age.

Note: Speech language services are not clearly defined in the statue, but may still apply.

Citation: Tenn. Code Ann. §56-7-2367

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