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Insured Children’s Autism Treatment Guarantee Advances Under the Leadership of Sen. Charlie Bethel

ATLANTA (January 26, 2015)  |  Senate Bill 1 received a unanimous “do pass” recommendation from the Senate Insurance and Labor Committee today and will advance to the Senate Rules committee for calendar consideration. Sen. Charlie Bethel (R – Dalton) provided an overview of SB 1 during a press conference earlier in the day announcing the 2015 legislative priorities of the Senate Majority Caucus. The proposed legislation seeks new guidelines for the coverage of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in children up to six years old, including diagnostics and medically necessary treatments or therapies. Sen. Bethel is the primary sponsor of the legislation, which is also fully supported by the Senate Majority Caucus.