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Introduced Version House Bill 4091 History

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H. B. 4091


(By Delegates Rodighiero, Wysong, Reynolds, Hatfield, Eldridge, Perry, Ellis, Moore, Barker, Miley and Kessler)

[Introduced January 18, 2008; referred to the

Committee on Banking and Insurance then Finance.]




A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §33-15-22, relating to insurance coverage for autism.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:

That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated §33-15-22, to read as follows:

ARTICLE 15. ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS INSURANCE.

§33-15-22. Autism insurance act.
(1) Every policy which provides coverage for hospital, surgical, or medical care coverage shall include full coverage for the prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder, regardless of whether such prevention, early detection, diagnosis or treatment methods are research based or experimental.
(2) Each policy will also provide full in-state or in-network coverage for the prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder even if the individual is unable to receive a service, or treatment, within the State of West Virginia and must receive this service or treatment from an out-of-state provider.
(3) For purposes of this section, "autism spectrum disorder" means a neurobiological condition that includes Autism, Asperger syndrome, Retts syndrome, or Pervasive Development Disorder.


NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to provide insurance for the detection and treatment of autism.

Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.
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