In November 2013 an initial executive order was signed by the Governor establishing the Kentucky Advisory Council on Autism. A second executive order in July 2014 amended the original order and broadened membership of the committee and a third broaden the role of the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville. On April 1, 2016 Governor Bevin signed Senate Bill 185 into law to create new sections of KRS Chapter 194A to establish the Advisory Council on Autism Spectrum Disorder and create the Office of Autism.
Senate Bill 185
AN ACT relating to autism spectrum disorders.
Create new sections of KRS Chapter 194A to establish the Advisory Council on Autism Spectrum Disorders and create the Office of Autism; amend KRS 194A.135 to delete the requirement that the Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities appoint a subcommittee including members of the Kentucky Commission on Autism Spectrum Disorders to monitor the state plan and submit reports; repeal KRS 194A.620 and KRS 194A.622; confirm Executive Order 2015-397. To review the Governor’s Executive Order : Advisory Council on Autism Executive Order 2015
Feb 18, 2016 – to Health & Welfare (S)
Feb 24, 2016 – reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
Feb 25, 2016 – 2nd reading, to Rules
Feb 29, 2016 – posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Monday, February 29, 2016; 3rd reading, passed 37-0
Mar 01, 2016 – received in House
Mar 02, 2016 – to Health & Welfare (H)
Mar 10, 2016 – posted in committee
Mar 17, 2016 – reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
Mar 18, 2016 – 2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Mar 23, 2016 – 3rd reading, passed 99-0
Mar 24, 2016 – received in Senate; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
Apr 01, 2016 – signed by Governor
House Bill 100
AN ACT relating to insurance coverage of autism spectrum disorders.
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 304.17A requiring that health benefit plans that provide benefits for autism spectrum disorders treatment provide a liaison to the insured to facilitate communication between the insured and the insurer.
Dec 04, 2015 – Prefiled by the sponsor(s).
Jan 05, 2016 – introduced in House; to Banking & Insurance (H)
Jan 21, 2016 – posted in committee