Tri-Counties Regional Center provides supports and services for individuals with developmental disabilities living in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties so that they may live fully and safely as active and independent members of our community.
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Autism Insurance Mandate - as of July 1, 2012, Senate Bill 946 became effective, requiring private health insurance companies to include behavioral intervention treatment, including Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), for persons with autism or pervasive developmental disorder. See the articles here for more information about this new law and how TCRC will be implementing it on behalf of families.
What does SB 946 require of TCRC and People with Health Insurance? This flow chart shows the path to getting ABA services and determining how reimbursements are decided.
Use this guide and sample questions to learn about your benefits. Using Insurance Coverage for Health Services (new Fill-In Form). Click here for Fill-In Form in Word).
Frequently Asked Questions regarding SB 946
TCRC's guidelines on insurance co-paymentshas been revised. Click here for the revised Behavior Intervention Services policy. It covers co-pays and deductibles affected by SB 946.
NEW! TCRC's Training & Educational Response - See what we've done to educate our stakeholders about SB 946
We recently updated our site. One new feature is the toolbar at the top of the page. It is easy to enlarge the font using the plus and minus signs. Hit "reset" to return to the default size. It includes a screen reader as well. Just select the text you would like to hear and then click the "audio" button. This takes a minute to process. Enjoy our new features.
Review TCRC's Supported Living Services (SLS) Guidelines approved at the TCADD Board special meeting, February 18, 2012. Resources include TCRC Guidelines to Supported Living Services, footnotes to these guidelines, Q & A, presentation to the TCADD board and a Person Served Friendly version.