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State looking at new rules for autism coverage
Sacramento Business Journal

State regulators have released proposed emergency regulations on health plan coverage of controversial behavioral therapy for autism — with a short window of five days for public comment. Health plans are required to provide the services under state law, effective July 1. Yet Senate Bill 946, signed by Gov. Jerry Brown last year, does not apply to insurers or health plans that contract with the state’s Healthy Families program or the California Public Employees’ Retirement System.