Government Relations One of the core missions of the American Payroll Association (APA) is providing representation for payroll professionals at the federal, state, and local levels.This is done primarily by educating government and community decision-makers about the payroll industry and the best practices associated with paying America's workers. 946 ) Requires all health benefit plans issued or renewed after July 1, 2010 to provide coverage for the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of autism spectrum disorders for a child. Treatments include: behavioral therapy; prescription drugs; direct psychiatric or consultative services provided by a licensed psychiatrist; direct psychological or consultative services provided by a licensed psychologist; physical therapy provided by a licensed physical therapist; speech and language pathology services provided by a licensed speech and language pathologist; and occupational therapy provided by a licensed occupational therapist, provided such treatments are (1) medically necessary, and (2) identified and ordered by a licensed physician, licensed psychologist or licensed clinical social worker for an insured who is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. Note: Speech language services are not clearly defined in the statue. §10-16-104 Requires each group health insurance policy to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders. Effective January 1, 2015, requires any large group health insurance policy, medical service plan, contract, hospital service corporation contract, hospital and medical service corporation contract, fraternal benefit society or health maintenance organization which provides coverage for accident and health services and which is delivered, issued for delivery, amended or renewed to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder in any covered individual whose age is less than 12 years. There shall not be any limits on the number of visits an individual may make to an autism services provider. Together they can define and set rules, policies, and find and implement the best anti bullying programs.Laws should require anti bullying training, anti bullying education for students and staff as well as prevention programs.6NH23IP22550) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA.The website content is the sole responsibility of IAC and does not necessarily represent the official views of CDC.
§20-826.04; §20-1057.11; §20-1402.03; §20-1404.03 Requires health benefit plans issues or renewed on or after October 1, 2011 to provide for coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder. §23-99-418 [PDF] (as created by HB 1315 ) Requires all health care service plan contract that provides hospital, medical, or surgical coverage to provide coverage for behavioral health treatment for pervasive developmental disorder or autism no later than July 1, 2012. Treatments include: evaluation and assessment services; Behavior training and behavior management and applied behavior analysis; habilitative or rehabilitative care, including, but not limited to, occupational therapy, physical therapy, or speech therapy, or any combination of those therapies; pharmacy care and medication; psychiatric care; psychological care; and therapeutic care, including, but is not limited to, speech, occupational, and applied behavior analytic and physical therapies. However, behavioral therapy is specifically defined as applied behavioral analysis and coverage limitations for behavioral therapy are set out. Each year, states and other grantees are asked to provide an update of any changes in childcare and school entry vaccination requirements.This annual update reflects state laws, regulations, or rules that impose vaccination requirements for enrollment and attendance in childcare facilities, kindergartens, middle schools, and colleges. Summarizes state immunization laws for healthcare workers, correctional inmates/residents, hospital inpatients and developmentally disabled facility residents, including administration, assessment and reporting This website is supported in part by a cooperative agreement from the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (Grant No.Some words being used in State bill texts are, "hate crimes" harassment, discrimination, or intimidation.While all these words find meaning in the act of bullying, using these terms do not always apply to school bullying situations.Requires a health benefit plan to provide coverage for the screening, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder for individuals age nine or under in policies and contracts to employers with at least 51 employees for at least 50 percent of its working days for the preceding calendar year. 74 ) Requires policies issued by certain health insurers to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder. Treatment includes: (i) Applied behavior analysis when provided by or supervised by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst; (ii) Pharmacy care; (iii) Psychiatric care; (iv) Psychological care; (v) Therapeutic care (which includes services provided by licensed speech therapists, occupational therapists, or physical therapists); and (vi) Equipment determined necessary to provide evidence-based treatment; provided such treatments determined by a licensed physician to be medically necessary and evidence-based. Treatments include: professional services and treatment programs, including applied behavior analysis and evidence-based behavior intervention programs, that develop or restore, to the maximum extent practicable, the functioning of an individual with pervasive developmental disorder or autism and includes speech-language pathology and audiology. Coverage is limited to treatment that is prescribed by the insured's licensed physician or licensed psychologist and includes: behavioral health treatment, pharmacy care, psychiatric care, psychological care, and therapeutic care (which includes services provided by a licensed and certified speech therapist). Code §10A-20-6.16 and 27-21A-23 [PDF] (as created by S. 283 ) Requires certain insurers to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder for individuals under 21 effective January 1, 2013. Treatment includes: diagnosis, assessment and services. Note: Speech language services are not clearly defined in the statue. APA makes recommendations on the forms and instructions associated with this reporting to ensure that they are understandable, concise, and not overly burdensome.State Retirement Planning: As states look to ease the burden on state welfare budgets and encourage increased individual retirement savings, legislation requiring employers to play a role in automatic enrollment, payroll deduction, state retirement savings plans is on the rise.Led by members with support from APA's government relations division staff, APA's Government Relations Task Force (GRTF) works with legislative and executive branches of government to help payroll professionals with understanding their employers' legal obligations and advocate for more effective laws, regulations, policies, and guidance.Significant emphasis is placed on minimizing the administrative burden on government, employers, and individual workers, as well as sharing information effectively.