The legislation was introduced into the Maryland Legislature on January 20, 2021, and passed on March 30. It prohibits the Maryland Medicaid program from requiring parents or caregivers of a child with autism receiving applied behavior analysis (ABA) services to be present during the appointment. The bill was sent to the governor, who is expected to sign. It goes into effect on June 1, 2021. The legislation will permit the Maryland Department of Health to establish reasonable standards for the involvement of a parent or caregiver . . .
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