A Step Forward For Nick's Law

Tuesday, April 15th 2008, 5:26 pm
By: News On 6

A bill getting a lot of attention in Oklahoma cleared a major hurdle on Tuesday.  After initially being rejected in committee, Nick's Law is getting closer to passage.

The measure would require insurance companies to cover autism treatment.  It was attached as an amendment to House Bill 2531.

Lawmakers credit families for keeping this bill alive.

"It is that pressure and that very deep passion on the part of these families that has gotten us this far and I think ultimately will get us to enact this into law," said Senator Jay Paul Gumm.

After a final revision, Nick's Law will go back to the Senate and House for a final vote.