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.
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
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.’’