assembly Bill A552

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires providers of health care policies to provide coverage for colorectal cancer early detection

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to insurance
Jan 05, 2011 referred to insurance

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A552 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A6140
2013-2014: A639
2015-2016: A102
2017-2018: A344
2019-2020: A2883
2021-2022: A2085

A552 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires providers of health care policies to provide coverage for colorectal cancer early detection for persons fifty years of age or older; requires the superintendent of insurance to provide notification to enrollees of such coverage via mail.

A552 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   552

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  DINOWITZ,  CLARK,  V. LOPEZ, GALEF, MILLMAN,
  CUSICK, CYMBROWITZ, McENENY, ZEBROWSKI, ORTIZ, ENGLEBRIGHT  --  Multi-
  Sponsored  by  --  M. of A. BING, BRENNAN, CAHILL, CANESTRARI, COLTON,
  COOK, GLICK, GOTTFRIED, JACOBS, PHEFFER, RAIA, SCARBOROUGH, WEISENBERG
  -- read once and referred to the Committee on Insurance

AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation  to  providing  insurance
  coverage for colorectal cancer early detection

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

  Section 1. Paragraph 27 of subsection  (i)  of  section  3216  of  the
insurance  law,  as  added by chapter 457 of the laws of 2010, is renum-
bered paragraph 28 and a new paragraph 29 is added to read as follows:
  (29) (A) EVERY POLICY WHICH PROVIDES COVERAGE PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION
SHALL PROVIDE COVERAGE TO ANY NAMED SUBSCRIBER OR OTHER  PERSON  COVERED
THEREUNDER  FOR  EXPENSES INCURRED IN CONDUCTING COLORECTAL CANCER EXAM-
INATIONS AND LABORATORY TESTS AT REGULAR INTERVALS,  INCLUDING  EXPENSES
INCURRED  IN  CONDUCTING  PHYSICIAN  CONSULTATIONS FOR COLORECTAL CANCER
PRIOR TO SUCH EXAMINATIONS AND TESTS, FOR PERSONS FIFTY YEARS OF AGE  OR
OLDER  AND  FOR PERSONS OF ANY AGE WHO ARE CONSIDERED TO BE AT HIGH RISK
FOR COLORECTAL CANCER. THE METHODS OF SCREENING FOR WHICH BENEFITS SHALL
BE PROVIDED SHALL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
  (I) A SCREENING FECAL OCCULT BLOOD TEST;
  (II) FLEXIBLE SIGMOIDOSCOPY;
  (III) COLONOSCOPY;
  (IV) BARIUM ENEMA; OR
  (V) THE MOST RELIABLE, MEDICALLY RECOGNIZED SCREENING TEST  AVAILABLE;
AND
  (VI) ANY COMBINATION THEREOF.
  THE  METHOD  AND  FREQUENCY  OF  SCREENING  TO BE UTILIZED SHALL BE IN
ACCORD WITH THE MOST  RECENTLY  PUBLISHED  GUIDELINES  OF  THE  AMERICAN

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