Chapter 118E of General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition is hereby amended by inserting after section 62 the following section:-
Section 63- The Division shall cover the cost of habilitative or rehabilitative medically necessary treatments for children and youth under age 21 diagnosed with on of the Autism Spectrum Disorders by a licensed physician or a licensed psychologist who determines the care to be medically necessary. Treatments include, but are not limited to, Applied Behavior Analysis, supervised by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), necessary to develop, maintain or restore, to the maximum extent practicable, the functioning of an individual. In addition, the Division shall cover the cost of both dedicated and non-dedicated augmentative and alternative communication devices, including but not limited to medically necessary tablets.
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