§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 Association.