House Approves Autism Therapy Coverage, Monitors Church Day Cares
Members of the state House of Representatives on Thursday passed two bills many parents were watching: the first would increase oversight of religious day care centers, where children have been subject to numerous incidents of abuse and neglect. Currently, religious child care centers are exempt from state licensing requirements.
And state Rep. Jim Patterson sponsored the other bill, which would require insurance companies to cover autism therapy. As Don Dailey, host of Alabama Public Television’s Capitol Journal tells WBHM’s Gigi Douban, that bill passed unanimously.