- Written by Paul Smith Paul Smith
- Published: 03 July 2017 03 July 2017
Requires health benefit plans issues or renewed on or after October 1, 2011 to provide for coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder. Treatment includes: (i) Applied behavior analysis when provided by or supervised by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst; (ii) Pharmacy care; (iii) Psychiatric care; (iv) Psychological care; (v) Therapeutic care (which includes services provided by licensed speech therapists, occupational therapists, or physical therapists); and (vi) Equipment determined necessary to provide evidence-based treatment; provided such treatments determined by a licensed physician to be medically necessary and evidence-based.
|Source: Ark. Code Ann. §23-99-418 [PDF] (as created by HB 1315 )|