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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|Sponsor||Sen. Shiozawa and Rep. Menlove|
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.
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: