People with autism will benefit from free dental services

People with autism will benefit from free dental services

The Chamber of Deputies adopted on Wednesday, as a decision-making body, a project that modifies Law 151/2010 and provides for the granting and regulation of dental medical services and dental treatments for people diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders . The law is transmitted to the head of state for promulgation.

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“For the purposes of this law, the specialized integrated health, education and social services are the following: active early detection, clinical psychiatric diagnosis and clinical psychological assessment, psychopharmacological treatment, early specialized interventions, cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy, psychological counseling of parents and family, physiotherapy, dental services and treatments, other specialized interventions, as well as educational services for children with autism spectrum disorders,” the bill provides, according to News.ro.

“The provision of integrated specialized services for people with autism spectrum disorders is carried out by a multidisciplinary team formed, as appropriate, of: family doctors, specialist doctors, social workers, psychologists accredited in the specialty of clinical psychology, counseling psychological, psychotherapists, speech therapists, analysts, behavioral therapists, physiotherapists, physical education teachers, dentists, specialized educational psychologists, occupational therapists, psychologists certified in therapies based on scientific evidence who have proven their capacity in the assessment and interventions in ASD , psychological counselors, educational psychologists, personal teachers, manager as appropriate, other specialists with responsibilities in the field of intervention specializing in autism spectrum disorders”, also provides for the bill.

“The methodological standards for the application of this law are developed by the Ministry of Health, the National Health Insurance House, the Ministry of Labor and Social Solidarity and the Ministry of Education, with consultation of the College of Physicians of Romania, the College of Psychologists of Romania, College of Dentists of Romania and non-governmental organizations and is approved by joint order of the Minister of Health, the President of the National Health Insurance Fund, the Minister of ‘Education and the Minister of Labor and Social Solidarity.’, also specifies the project.

At the same time, “within 45 days from the date of entry into force of this Law, the methodological standards for the application of Law no. 151/2010 concerning specialized integrated health, education and social services intended for people with autism spectrum disorders, approved by joint order of the Minister of Health, the Minister of National Education and Scientific Research, of Minister of Labor, Family, Social Protection and the Elderly and the President of the National Health Insurance House no. 968/5.1945/714/2016, with subsequent amendments, shall be amended accordingly.”

On November 7, the Senate adopted the legislative initiative, as the first instance referred, with the vote of the Chamber of Deputies being decisive.

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