AUTISM INSURANCE BILL PASSES SENATE INSURANCE COMMITTEE
On Thursday, April 24 Senate Bill 676 – Autism Health Insurance Coverage – received a unanimous favorable vote in the Senate Insurance Committee. It is on the Senate calendar for a full vote next Tuesday. NCPA strongly supports this bill, which has been introduced by Senators Tom Apodaca and Joyce Krawiec. Here is a link to the bill: http://bit.ly/1avWSFl. NCPA has been a very active partner with BCBSNC, Autism Society of NC, TEACCH, Duke Center for Autism as well as the professional associations of psychiatry and pediatrics to craft a North Carolina bill to provide autism coverage. Here is a statement issued recently by the eight organizations: Support S676 Statement.