WVC 9 - 5 - 21
§9-5-21. Annual report to joint committee on government and finance
regarding treatment for autism spectrum disorders
provided by the Bureau for Medical Services.
(a) On or before January 1 each year, the agency shall file an
annual report with the joint committee on government and finance
describing the number of enrolled individuals with autism spectrum
disorder, including the fiscal and administrative impact of
treatment of autism spectrum disorders, and any recommendations the
agency may have as to changes in law or policy related to such
disorder. In addition, the agency shall provide such other
information as may be requested by the joint committee on
government and finance as it may from time to time request.
(b) For purposes of this section, the term "autism spectrum
disorder" means any pervasive developmental disorder, including
autistic disorder, Asperger's Syndrome, Rett syndrome, childhood
disintegrative disorder, or Pervasive Development Disorder as
defined in the most recent edition of the Diagnostic and
Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders of the American Psychiatric
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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