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Arizona Insurance Requirements for Autism Spectrum Disorder

The information below is collected from state statutes and regulations. The information is reviewed on an annual basis. Please be advised that laws, regulations, and policies may change at any time, so always check with your state for the most up-to-date information.

Note: Certain insurance plans are exempt from state mandates. Please contact your plan administrator to see if your plan includes state mandated autism spectrum disorder benefits.

Specific Insurance Mandate

The state of Arizona requires policies issued by certain health insurers to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder. Treatment includes: diagnosis, assessment and services.

Note: Speech language services are not clearly defined in the statue. However, behavioral therapy is specifically defined as applied behavioral analysis and coverage limitations for behavioral therapy are set out.

Resources

For further information on insurance mandates for autism spectrum disorder, please visit these websites: 

Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. §20-826.04§20-1057.11§20-1402.03§20-1404.03

Questions regarding state affairs issues? Call ASHA at 800-498-2071 and ask for the State Affairs Team.

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