New Mexico 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 New Mexico has a specific autism mandate.

The mandate requires specified health insurance policy, health care plan or certificate of health insurance shall provide coverage for:

  • well-baby and well-child screening for diagnosing the presence of autism spectrum disorder
  • treatment of autism spectrum disorder through speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy and applied behavioral analysis.

Coverage shall not be subject to a lifetime dollar limit.


For further information on insurance mandates for autism spectrum disorder, please visit this website:  

N.M. Stat. Ann §59A-22-49; §59A-23-7.9; §59A-46-50; §59A-47-45

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

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