Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Illinois Insurance Code. Provides that individual or group policies of accident and health insurance amended, delivered, issued, or renewed after the effective date of the Act shall cover charges incurred, and anesthetics provided, in conjunction with dental care that is provided to a covered individual in a dental office, oral surgeon's office, hospital, or ambulatory surgical treatment center if the individual is under age 26 and has been diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder as defined in Section 10 of the Autism Spectrum Disorders Reporting Act.
House Committee Amendment No. 1 Includes an individual under age 26 who has been diagnosed with a developmental disability as a person for whom the charges for dental care shall be covered. Defines "developmental disability."
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Requires individual or group policies of accident and health insurance amended, delivered, issued, or renewed after the effective date of the amendatory Act to cover anesthetics provided by a dentist who has obtained a permit for the administration of anesthetics under the Illinois Dental Practice Act (rather than just anesthetics provided). Lowers the age of the provided coverage from 26 to 19. Provides that covered individuals shall be required to make 2 visits to the dental care provider prior to accessing provided coverage.