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 Utah has a specific autism mandate.
Effective January 1, 2016, the mandate requires a health benefit plan offered or renewed in the individual market or large group market to provide coverage for the treatment of autism spectrum disorder for children 2 to 9 years of age. Treatment includes: (A) behavioral health treatment; (B) pharmacy care; (C) psychiatric care; (D) psychological care; and (E) therapeutic care. Therapeutic care means services provided by licensed or certified speech therapists, occupational therapists, or physical therapists.
For further information on insurance mandates for autism spectrum disorder, please visit this website:
Utah Code Ann. §31A-22-642 [as created by S.B. 57 (2014)]
Questions regarding state affairs issues? Call ASHA at 800-498-2071 and ask for the State Affairs Team.