assembly Bill A2188

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Enacts "Hannah's law"; requires certain insurance policies to include coverage for the cost of enteral formulas for the treatment of eosinophilic disorders

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Jun 09, 2010 held for consideration in insurance
Jan 06, 2010 referred to insurance
Jan 15, 2009 referred to insurance

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A2188 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S628
Current Committee:
Assembly Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง3216, 3221, 4303 & 4322, Ins L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A8413, S5034
2013-2014: A490, S2287

A2188 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts "Hannah's law"; requires that every health insurance policy or contract which provides medical, major medical or similar comprehensive-type coverage or coverage for prescription drugs include coverage for the cost of enteral formulas for which a physician has issued a written order and which are medically necessary for the treatment of eosinophilic esophagitis and related eosinophilic disorders.

A2188 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2188

                       2009-2010 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 15, 2009
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. BALL, BURLING, KOLB, P. RIVERA, WALKER, MOLINARO
  -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. CALHOUN, CONTE,  CROUCH,  McDONOUGH,
  QUINN,  SEMINERIO -- read once and referred to the Committee on Insur-
  ance

AN ACT to amend the insurance law,  in  relation  to  requiring  certain
  health  insurance policies to include coverage for the cost of enteral
  formulas for the treatment of  eosinophilic  esophagitis  and  related
  eosinophilic disorders

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as "Hannah's law".
  S 2. Paragraph 21 of subsection (i) of section 3216 of  the  insurance
law,  as added by chapter 177 of the laws of 1997, is amended to read as
follows:
  (21) Every policy which provides MEDICAL,  MAJOR  MEDICAL  OR  SIMILAR
COMPREHENSIVE-TYPE  COVERAGE  OR  coverage  for prescription drugs shall
include coverage for the cost of enteral formulas for home use,  WHETHER
ADMINISTERED  ORALLY OR VIA TUBE FEEDING, for which a physician or other
licensed health care provider  legally  authorized  to  prescribe  under
title  eight of the education law has issued a written order. Such writ-
ten order shall state that the  enteral  formula  is  clearly  medically
necessary  and has been proven effective as a disease-specific treatment
regimen for those individuals who are or  will  become  malnourished  or
suffer  from  disorders, which if left untreated, cause chronic physical
disability, mental retardation or death.  Specific  diseases  for  which
enteral  formulas  have been proven effective shall include, but are not
limited to, inherited diseases of amino acid or organic acid metabolism;
Crohn's  Disease;  EOSINOPHILIC  ESOPHAGITIS  AND  RELATED  EOSINOPHILIC
DISORDERS;  gastroesophageal reflux with failure to thrive; disorders of
gastrointestinal motility such as chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction;
and multiple, severe food allergies which if left untreated  will  cause

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05214-01-9

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