- Written by Paul Smith Paul Smith
- Published: 03 July 2017 03 July 2017
Requires the state employees' health care commission to provide for the coverage of services for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder in any covered individual whose age is less than 19 years, effective January 1, 2011. Coverage is determined in consultation with the autism services provider and the patient. Coverage for benefits for any covered person diagnosed with one or more autism spectrum disorders and whose age is between birth and less than seven years shall not exceed $36,000 per year. Coverage for benefits for any covered person diagnosed with one or more autism spectrum disorders and whose age is at least seven years and less than 19 years shall not exceed $27,000 per year.
Note: Speech language services are not clearly defined in the statue. However, behavioral therapy is specifically defined as applied behavioral analysis and coverage limitations for behavioral therapy are set out.
|Source: Kan. Stat. Ann. §75-6524|