State laws mandating or regulating mental health benefits

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Improving health care through HAI and AR prevention, detection, and response are priorities for CDC, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the White House.The White House’s National Strategy for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (CARB) and National Action Plan stress the judicious use of antibiotics to prevent transmission of AR infections (7,8). 946 [2011]) 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.

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Covered treatment includes medically necessary pharmacy care, psychiatric care, psychological care, habilitative or rehabilitative care, and therapeutic care (which includes services provided by a licensed speech-language pathologist.) There is no limit on the number of visits an individual may make to an autism services provider. However, behavioral therapy is specifically defined as applied behavioral analysis and coverage limitations for behavioral therapy are set out.

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