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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3191         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2436

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Todd M. Smola, (BY REQUEST)

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to "medically necessary" speech therapy for Autism Spectrum disorders.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Kelly Simpkiss

 


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3191        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2436

By Mr. Smola of Palmer (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2436) of Todd M. Smola relative to public employee health insurance coverage for  medically necessary speech therapy for Autism Spectrum disorders.  Public Service. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to "medically necessary" speech therapy for Autism Spectrum disorders.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              Chapter 32A, section 25 (a) is hereby amended by adding the following section:-

              “Medically necessary,” habilitative or rehabilitative care as defined in this chapter includes, but is not limited to: pharmacy care; psychiatric care; psychological care; and therapeutic care, including speech therapy; as well care not enumerated above, as determined by a qualified medical professional.

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