To amend title 10, United States Code, to provide for certain treatment of autism under TRICARE.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Caring for Military Kids with Autism Act''.
SEC. 2. CERTAIN TREATMENT OF AUTISM UNDER TRICARE.
Section 1077 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: ``(g)(1) In providing health care under subsection (a), the treatment of autism spectrum disorders shall include behavioral health treatment, including applied behavior analysis, when prescribed by a physician. ``(2) In carrying out this subsection, the Secretary shall ensure that-- ``(A) except as provided by subparagraph (B), a person who is authorized to provide behavioral health treatment is licensed or certified by a State or accredited national certification board; and ``(B) if applied behavior analysis or other behavioral health treatment is provided by an employee or contractor of a person described in subparagraph (A), the employee or contractor shall meet minimum qualifications, training, and supervision requirements as set forth by the Secretary.''. <all>