senate Bill S713

Amended

Relates to the approval of requests for insurance coverage for wheelchairs

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Bill Status


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 14 / Jan / 2009
    • REFERRED TO CONSUMER PROTECTION
  • 02 / Jun / 2009
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.579
  • 03 / Jun / 2009
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 04 / Jun / 2009
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 16 / Jul / 2009
    • COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 06 / Jan / 2010
    • REFERRED TO CONSUMER PROTECTION
  • 05 / Mar / 2010
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO CONSUMER PROTECTION
  • 05 / Mar / 2010
    • PRINT NUMBER 713A
  • 13 / Apr / 2010
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.364
  • 14 / Apr / 2010
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 19 / Apr / 2010
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 10 / Jun / 2010
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 10 / Jun / 2010
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 10 / Jun / 2010
    • REFERRED TO INSURANCE

Summary

Establishes a time period for insurance companies to approve or deny coverage for the manufacture or assembly of wheelchairs.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A211
Versions:
S713
S713A
Legislative Cycle:
2009-2010
Current Committee:
Assembly Insurance
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Renum Art 32 to be Art 32-A, §670 to be §677, amd Art 32-A Head, §677, add §678, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2007-2008 Legislative Cycle:
S8753

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER: S713

TITLE OF BILL :
An act to amend the general business law, in relation to the approval
of requests for insurance coverage for wheelchairs


PURPOSE :
To provide that insurance companies must act on a request to cover
purchase of a wheelchair within thirty days of receipt of the request.

JUSTIFICATION :
This legislation would provide that when an insurance company receives
a request for payment for the manufacture of a wheelchair for an
individual, it must inform the wheelchair manufacturer within thirty
days whether the purchase is covered by the individual's insurance
policy. Many people have been left waiting for months for approval for
the new wheelchairs that they so desperately need - this bill will put
a limit on the amount of time people will be forced to wait and will
greatly quicken the process by which individuals will receive new,
wheelchairs appropriate to their needs.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :
2007-08: Referred to Rules

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE :
This act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall have
become a law.
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