Adaptive Behavior Treatment To Be Provided by Behavior Analyst

nc-stampHB 307 – Board Certification Behavior Analyst/Autism Coverage

Primary Sponsor: Rep. Chuck McGrady (R – Henderson), Rep. Phil Shepard (R – Onslow), Rep. Darren Jackson (D – Wake), Rep. Greg Murphy (R – Pitt)

This bill would allow adaptive behavior treatment covered by a health benefit plan to be provided by a board certified behavior analyst. Currently, the law only allows the following individuals to do this type of treatment:

  • A licensed psychologist or psychological associate;
  • A licensed psychiatrist;
  • A developmental pediatrician;
  • A licensed speech and language pathologist;
  • A licensed occupational therapist;
  • A licensed clinical social worker;
  • A licensed professional counselor;
  • A licensed marriage and family therapist.

This bill was introduced by Rep. Chuck McGrady (R – Henderson) in the House Insurance Committee on April 19, 2017. The bill received a favorable report and will move to the House floor.

This bill passed the House on April 20, 2017 with a vote of 108-5. The bill will now move to the Senate.


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