Tuesday, September 26, 2006

New NY Law

A new law protecting autistic patients in NY state from insurance discrimination was enacted on Thursday.
"State regulated insurance companies who provide coverage for hospital, surgical, or medical care will now include coverage for diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions otherwise covered by the policy solely because the treatment is provided to diagnose or treat autism, according to the law. In addition, autism will now be classified as a physical condition rather than a mental disorder."
Brief article here.

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