August 25, 2015
On July 27, 2015, Gov. Rauner signed HB 235 into law. This law requires plans to provide coverage for anesthesia and expenses related to dental care for participants under age 19 who are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders or with developmental disabilities. For purposes of this law, “developmental disabilities” is defined as intellectual disabilities or related conditions that are attributable to cerebral palsy, epilepsy or other conditions, except for mental illnesses; are likely to continue indefinitely; and?result in substantial functional limitations in three or more of the following major life activities: capacity for independent living, language, learning, mobility, self-care and self-direction. Additionally, plans can require that plan participants make two visits to the dental care provider before receiving additional treatment under this law.
The law takes effect Jan. 1, 2016.
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