W.Va. lawmakers propose fix to autism coverage law 

West Virginia legislators have begun the process of fixing a new law addressing insurance coverage for children with autism.

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed the legislation last year that will eventually require both public and private insurers to cover applied behavioral analysis.

Experts say this treatment can greatly help with some of the neurological disorders that fall within the autism diagnosis.

A bill introduced Monday would remedy several mistakes in the new law that weren't caught until after its passage.

Some of the errors leave the law's coverage limits unclear. Lawmakers say the flaws are mostly minor, but together they make the law difficult to carry out.

Parents and other advocates for children with autism had lobbied for the insurance law for at least five years before it passed.

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