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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

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Governor's Deadline 5/7/2019

2015-2016

SB 1
Introduced 1/2015
Sponsor Many (click link to see sponsors)
Status Dead 2/2015
Summary

This bill tried to change the section of the state insurance law about autism coverage. It is nearly identical to HB 429 from the same legislative session, which was signed into law and changed the section of the state law about autism coverage to what it is now (that section is summarized at the bottom of this page under “Georgia Parity Law”, “Autism Coverage”). The only significant difference is that this bill would have required plans to cover a $35,000 annual maximum for applied behavior analysis instead of a $30,000 annual maximum.

2013-2014

HB 309
Introduced 2/2013
Sponsor Many (click link to see sponsors)
Status Dead 2/2013
Summary
This bill tried to change the state insurance law about autism coverage. Here are the most significant ways it would have been different than what is currently in the law (that section is summarized at the bottom of this page under “Georgia Parity Law”, “Autism Coverage”):
HB 559
Introduced 3/2013
Sponsor Rep. Sims
Status Dead 3/2013
Summary
This bill tried to change the state insurance law about autism coverage. Here are the most significant ways it would have been different than what is currently in the law (that section is summarized at the bottom of this page under “Georgia Parity Law”, “Autism Coverage”):
SB 191
Introduced 2/2013
Sponsor Many (click on link to see sponsors)
Status Dead 2/2013
Summary
This bill tried to change the state insurance law about autism coverage. Here are the most significant ways it would have been different than what is currently in the law (that section is summarized at the bottom of this page under “Georgia Parity Law”, “Autism Coverage”):
SB 397
Introduced 2/2014
Sponsor Many (click link to see sponsors)
Summary

This bill tried to change the state insurance law about autism coverage. It is virtually identical to the what is currently in the law (that section is summarized at the bottom of this page under “Georgia Parity Law”, “Autism Coverage”).

2009-2010

HB 426
Introduced 2/2009
Sponsor Many (click on link to see sponsors)
Status Dead 2/2009
Summary
This bill tried to change the state insurance law about autism coverage. Here are the most significant ways it would have been different than what is currently in the law (that section is summarized at the bottom of this page under “Georgia Parity Law”, “Autism Coverage”):
  • No age limit for treatment
  • $55,000 annual maximum for applied behavior analysis
  • Financial requirements for autism services must be the same as those used for other medical services
  • Definition of autism spectrum disorder includes pervasive developmental disorder
  • Plans can review child’s treatment plan once every 6 months
  • Autism spectrum disorder defined as autistic disorder, asperger’s syndrome, rett’s disorder, and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified

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Common Violations

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