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SB 144: Autism


Autism; Requiring a physician, to whom the parent or legal guardian of a minor reports observing symptoms of autism exhibited by the minor, to refer the minor to an appropriate specialist for screening for autism spectrum disorder under certain circumstances; authorizing the parent or legal guardian to have direct access to screening for, or evaluation or diagnosis of, autism spectrum disorder for a minor from the Early Steps program or another appropriate specialist in autism under certain circumstances, etc.

Effective Date: Except as otherwise expressly provided in this act, this act shall take effect July 1, 2016
Last Action: 3/11/2016 Senate - Died in Health Policy
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Health Policy (HP)
  2. Banking and Insurance (BI)
  3. Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government (AGG)
  4. Fiscal Policy (FP)

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
8/19/2015 Senate • Filed
9/9/2015 Senate • Referred to Health Policy; Banking and Insurance; Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government; Fiscal Policy -SJ 13
1/12/2016 Senate • Introduced -SJ 13
3/11/2016 Senate • Died in Health Policy