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Last Updated: 05 July 2017 05 July 2017

Requires a group plan established for employees of the state providing for third-party payment or prepayment of health, medical, and surgical coverage benefits shall provide coverage benefits to covered individuals under twenty-one years of age for the diagnostic assessment of autism spectrum disorders and for the treatment of autism spectrum disorders. Treatment includes medically necessary pharmacy care, psychiatric care, psychological care, rehabilitative care, and therapeutic care (including services provided by a licensed speech pathologist, licensed occupational therapist, or licensed physical therapist). Coverage shall not exceed thirty-six thousand dollars per year but shall not be subject to any limits on the number of visits to an autism service provider for treatment of autism spectrum disorders.

Source: Iowa Code §514C.28