Posted by: Rachel Leslie (formerly Kenyon) | June 22, 2011

Caring for Military Kids with Autism Act

112TH CONGRESS

1ST SESSION

H.R. 2288

 

To amend title 10, United States Code, to provide for certain treatment

of autism under TRICARE. 

 

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 

Mr. LARSON of Connecticut (for himself, Mr. JONES, and Mr. DOYLE)

introduced the following bill;

which was referred to the Committee on June 23, 2011.

 

A BILL

To amend title 10, United States Code, to provide for certain

treatment of autism under TRICARE. 

 

1 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- 

2 tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

 3 SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. 

4 This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Caring for Military 

5 Kids with Autism Act’’. 

6 SEC. 2. CERTAIN TREATMENT OF AUTISM UNDER TRICARE. 

7 Section 1077 of title 10, United States Code, is 

8 amended by adding at the end the following new sub 

9 section: 

1 ‘‘(g)(1) In providing health care under subsection (a), 

2 the treatment of autism spectrum disorders shall include 

3 behavioral health treatment, including applied behavior 

4 analysis, when prescribed by a physician. 

5 ‘‘(2) In carrying out this subsection, the Secretary 

6 shall ensure that— 

7 ‘‘(A) except as provided by subparagraph (B), 

8 a person who is authorized to provide behavioral 

9 health treatment is licensed or certified by a State 

10 or accredited national certification board; and 

11 ‘‘(B) if applied behavior analysis or other be 

12 havioral health treatment is provided by an employee 

13 or contractor of a person described in subparagraph 

14 (A), the employee or contractor shall meet minimum 

15 qualifications, training, and supervision require 

16 ments as set forth by the Secretary.’’ 

 

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