Requires all health care service plan contract that provides hospital, medical, or surgical coverage to provide coverage for behavioral health treatment for pervasive developmental disorder or autism no later than July 1, 2012. Treatments include: professional services and treatment programs, including applied behavior analysis and evidence-based behavior intervention programs, that develop or
restore, to the maximum extent practicable, the functioning of an individual with pervasive developmental disorder or autism and includes speech-language pathology and audiology.
|Source: Cal. Health & Safety Code §1374.73 (as amended by S.B. 946 )|