- Written by Paul Smith Paul Smith
- Published: 03 July 2017 03 July 2017
Requires all health benefit plans to provide coverage for the screening and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders and the treatment of autism spectrum disorders in individuals less than 21 years of age. Treatment includes: behavioral health treatment; pharmacy care; psychiatric care; psychological care; therapeutic care (including services provided by a speech, occupational, or physical therapists or an aide or assistant under their supervision); items and equipment necessary to provide, receive, or advance in the above listed services, including those necessary for applied behavioral analysis; and any care for individuals with autism spectrum disorders that is determined by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Social Services, based upon their review of best practices and/or evidence-based research, to be medically necessary.
Coverage under this section shall not be denied on the basis that the treatment is habilitative or nonrestorative in nature.
|Source: Del. Code Ann. tit. 18, §3361 (as added by S.B. 22 )|