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112TH CONGRESS

1ST SESSION

H.R. 2288

To amend title 10, United States Code, to provide for certain treatment

of autism under TRICARE.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Mr. LARSON of Connecticut (for himself, Mr. JONES, and Mr. DOYLE)

introduced the following bill;

which was referred to the Committee on June 23, 2011.

A BILL

To amend title 10, United States Code, to provide for certain

treatment of autism under TRICARE.

1 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-

2 tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

3 SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

4 This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Caring for Military

5 Kids with Autism Act’’.

6 SEC. 2. CERTAIN TREATMENT OF AUTISM UNDER TRICARE.

7 Section 1077 of title 10, United States Code, is

8 amended by adding at the end the following new sub

9 section:

2

1 ‘‘(g)(1) In providing health care under subsection (a),

2 the treatment of autism spectrum disorders shall include

3 behavioral health treatment, including applied behavior

4 analysis, when prescribed by a physician.

5 ‘‘(2) In carrying out this subsection, the Secretary

6 shall ensure that—

7 ‘‘(A) except as provided by subparagraph (B),

8 a person who is authorized to provide behavioral

9 health treatment is licensed or certified by a State

10 or accredited national certification board; and

11 ‘‘(B) if applied behavior analysis or other be

12 havioral health treatment is provided by an employee

13 or contractor of a person described in subparagraph

14 (A), the employee or contractor shall meet minimum

15 qualifications, training, and supervision require

16 ments as set forth by the Secretary.’’

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