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Below is the relevant legislation related to parity that has been introduced during the current or recently adjourned legislative session. State parity legislation passed in any state since 2008 is usually designed to increase compliance with the federal law and to strengthen state laws.

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Introduced Legislation

Regular session: Adjourned 3/14/2019
Will convene: n/a
Governor’s Deadline: 4/3/2019


SB 55
Introduced: 1/2013
Sponsor: Sen. Shiozawa and Rep. Menlove
Status: Dead 3/2013
Summary: This bill tried to appropriate $1,500,000 of state money to cover autism services for children covered by Medicaid during the 2013-2014 fiscal year.


HB 69
Introduced: 1/2012
Sponsor: Rep. Menlove
Status: Dead 3/2012
Summary: This bill tried to add a section to the state insurance law about autism coverage. This section would have been similar to what the section that is currently in the law, which was added in 2014 (that section is summarized at the bottom of this page under “Utah Parity Law”). Here are the significant ways this bill is different than what is currently in the law:
  • Specifically lists autistic disorder, Asperger’s syndrome, and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified as covered conditions
  • There is no age limit for who is eligible for coverage
  • There is a $50,000 annual maximum for applied behavior analysis
  • Does not allow plans to file for an exemption if costs increase by a certain percentage
  • Contains no language about the section expiring in the future


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