SB 63 (BR 24) - T. Buford, D. Seum
AN ACT relating to health insurance coverage for autism.
Create new sections of Subtitles 17, 17A, 18, 32, and 38 of KRS Chapter 304 to require insurers to provide health insurance coverage, including respite and rehabilitative care, for autism of a child covered under the policy, subject to a $500 per month per child limitation which does not apply to other health conditions of the child and services for the child not related to the treatment of autism.
SB 63 - AMENDMENTS
SFA (1, T. Buford) - Amend to require coverage for therapeutic intervention and to define "pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified".
SFA (2, T. Shaughnessy) - Changes definition of "child" from ages 2 to 10 to ages 2 through 21.
HCS - Retain original language of bill and add that coverage includes therapeutic respite and rehabilitative care rather than respite and rehabilitative care.
HFA (1, J. Zimmerman) - Amend to clarify that supplemental policies are not affected.
HFA (2, S. Cave) - Delete Sections 1, 3, 4 and 5 of the Act.
HFA (3, S. Cave) - Amend to define autism by listing categories that include specific characteristics and behaviors including qualitative impairments in social interaction, qualitative impairments in communication, and restricted repetitive and stereotyped patterns of behavior, interests, and activities.
HFA (4, J. Gooch) - Amend to define autism by listing categories that include specific characteristics and behaviors including qualitative impairments in social interaction, qualitative impairments in communication, and restricted repetitive and stereotyped patterns of behavior, interests, and activities.
HFA (5, J. Gooch) - Amend to delete provisions for therapeutic respite care.
HFA (6, M. Brown) - Redefine the term "autism" and provide criteria for making a diagnosis of autism in a child.
Jan 6-introduced in Senate
Jan 7-to Banking and Insurance (S)
Jan 14-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
Jan 15-floor amendment (1) filed; 2nd reading, to Rules
Jan 22-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for January 23, 1998; floor amendment (2) filed
Jan 23-3rd reading floor amendment (2) adopted; passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
Jan 26-floor amendment (1) withdrawn; passed 28-5 with Floor Amendment (2)
Jan 27-received in House
Jan 28-to Banking and Insurance (H)
Feb 2-posted in committee
Feb 26-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Feb 27-2nd reading, to Rules; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
Mar 3-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for March 4, 1998
Mar 4-floor amendment (2) filed to Committee Substitute
Mar 5-floor amendments (3) (4) and (5) filed to Committee Substitute
Mar 6-floor amendment (6) filed to Committee Substitute; 3rd reading, floor amendment (5) withdrawn; passed 92-0 with Committee Substitute and Floor Amendments (2) and (3)
Mar 9-received in Senate
Mar 10-posted for passage for concurrence in House Committee Substitute and floor amendments (2) and (3)
Mar 12-Senate concurred in House Committee Substitute and House floor amendments (2) and (3); passed 33-0
Mar 13-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer, delivered to Governor
Mar 25-signed by Governor