House Bill 218
150th General Assembly (Present)
Out of Committee 6/19/19
Legislation has been voted out of Committee; now placed on the Ready List
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 18 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO LICENSED PROFESSIONAL ART THERAPISTS.
This Act, the Art Therapist Reimbursement Act, expands consumers' access to mental health care by designating licensed professional art therapists as reimbursement-eligible under health insurance contracts in this State. By assuring parity and equity in health care, this Act not only secures art therapy services for consumers, but operates to increase the number of licensed professional art therapists available in this State to advance the State's comprehensive behavioral health, trauma-responsive, early-intervention, and student success initiatives. This Act also allows licensed professional art therapists to provide art therapy services in various treatment settings to expand mental health access in this State.
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Takes effect upon being signed into law