Illinois law requires coverage of pediatric autoimmune disorders

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Illinois became the first state in the country on Tuesday to enact a law requiring insurers to cover medical treatment for two pediatric autoimmune disorders.

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed “Charlie’s Law,” which will provide coverage for treatments for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Strep (PANDAS) and Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS).