S. 819 (111th): Autism Treatment Acceleration Act of 2009

Introduced:
Apr 02, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

H.R. 2413 (same title)
Referred to Committee — May 14, 2009

Sponsor
Richard Durbin
Senior Senator from Illinois
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Apr 02, 2009
Length
57 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 2413 (Related)
Autism Treatment Acceleration Act of 2009

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 14, 2009

 
Status

This bill was introduced on April 2, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Apr 02, 2009
Referred to Committee Apr 02, 2009
 
Full Title

A bill to provide for enhanced treatment, support, services, and research for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families.

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Cosponsors
21 cosponsors (19D, 2I) (show)
Committees

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

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Library of Congress Summary

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4/2/2009--Introduced.
Autism Treatment Acceleration Act of 2009 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to require the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration, to implement an Autism Care Center Program to provide grants and other assistance to improve the effectiveness and efficiency in providing comprehensive care to individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders and their families.
Directs the Secretary to: (1) provide grants for services to enable adults with autism spectrum disorders to be as independent as possible; (2) establish the National Registry for Autism Spectrum Disorders; and (3) award grants for multimedia campaigns to increase public education and awareness and reduce stigma concerning such disorders.
Establishes the Interdepartmental Autism Coordinating Committee to coordinate all federal efforts concerning autism spectrum disorders. Repeals provisions establishing the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee to coordinate all efforts within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) concerning autism spectrum disorders.
Requires the Secretary to establish: (1) the National Network for Autism Spectrum Disorders Research and Services to provide resources for, and facilitate communication between, autism spectrum disorder researchers and service providers; and (2) a National Data Repository for Autism Spectrum Disorders Research and Services to facilitate the development and rapid dissemination of research into best practices that improve care.
Requires the Secretary to award national training initiative supplemental grants to address the unmet needs of individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families.
Amends the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and the Public Health Service Act to require group health plans to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders. Applies such requirement to coverage offered in the individual market.

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