Hosemann, Busby lead charge resulting in new law providing expanded coverage of autism treatment

Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann called it “the most critical piece of legislation I’ve worked on as Secretary of State.”

Thanks in large part to the efforts of Hosemann and Rep. Charles Busby, House Bill 885 was passed by the Mississippi Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Phil Bryant.

The law mandates that health insurance carriers provide coverage of Applied Behavor Analysis for autistic children, and also provides for the licensing and regulating of those practiving ABA. It will also create a Mississippi Autism Board comprised of one psychologist, three licensed behavior analysts and one member of the general public.