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.
The state of Maryland has a specific autism mandate, which requires insurers and nonprofit health service plans and health maintenance organizations to provide coverage for habilitative services to children under the age of 19 years coverage who have a congenital or genetic birth defect (including autism).
Habilitative services include speech therapy.
For further information on insurance mandates for autism spectrum disorder, please visit this website:
Questions regarding state affairs issues? Call ASHA at 800-498-2071 and ask for the State Affairs Team.