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Requires any health coverage plan to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders in individuals less than 21 years of age. Treatment includes: habilitative or rehabilitative care; pharmacy care; psychiatric care; psychological care; therapeutic care (including services provided by licensed or certified speech therapists, occupational therapists, or physical therapists licensed or certified in this state), provided the care prescribed, provided, or ordered for an individual diagnosed with one of the autism spectrum disorders by a physician or psychologist who shall be licensed in this state and who shall supervise provision of such care. Coverage shall be subject to a maximum benefit of $36,000 per year and a lifetime maximum benefit of $144,000. There shall not be any limits on the number of visits an individual may make to an autism services provider.

Source: La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §22-1050