senate Bill S139A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires insurance coverage for craniofacial disorders

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 13, 2012 print number 139a
amend and recommit to insurance
Jan 04, 2012 referred to insurance
Jan 05, 2011 referred to insurance

S139 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2622A
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S6996, A375

S139 - Summary

Requires insurance coverage under health insurance plans for diagnosis and treatment of craniofacial disorder; provides a referral from a health care provider under contract with the policy may be required.

S139 - Sponsor Memo

S139 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   139

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Insurance

AN ACT to amend the insurance  law,  in  relation  to  health  insurance
  coverage for craniofacial disorders

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

  Section 1. Subsection (i) of section 3216  of  the  insurance  law  is
amended by adding a new paragraph 28 to read as follows:
  (28)(A)  EVERY  POLICY  DELIVERED OR ISSUED FOR DELIVERY IN THIS STATE
WHICH PROVIDES MEDICAL COVERAGE THAT  INCLUDES  COVERAGE  FOR  PHYSICIAN
SERVICES  IN  A PHYSICIAN'S OFFICE AND EVERY POLICY WHICH PROVIDES MAJOR
MEDICAL OR SIMILAR COMPREHENSIVE-TYPE COVERAGE  SHALL  PROVIDE  COVERAGE
FOR  DIAGNOSIS AND MEDICALLY NECESSARY TREATMENT, INCLUDING SURGICAL AND
NONSURGICAL PROCEDURES, FOR A MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDER THAT AFFECTS  ANY
BONE  OR  JOINT IN THE FACE, NECK OR HEAD AND IS THE RESULT OF ACCIDENT,
TRAUMA, CONGENITAL DEFECT, DEVELOPMENTAL DEFECT, OR  PATHOLOGY.  SUBJECT
TO  SUBPARAGRAPH  (B) OF THIS PARAGRAPH, THIS COVERAGE SHALL BE THE SAME
AS THAT PROVIDED UNDER THE HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN FOR  ANY  OTHER  MUSCU-
LOSKELETAL  DISORDER  IN THE BODY AND MAY BE PROVIDED WHEN PRESCRIBED OR
ADMINISTERED BY A PHYSICIAN OR A DENTIST. THIS PARAGRAPH  SHALL  NOT  BE
CONSTRUED  TO  REQUIRE COVERAGE FOR DENTAL SERVICES FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OR
TREATMENT OF DENTAL DISORDERS OR DENTAL  PATHOLOGY  PRIMARILY  AFFECTING
THE GUMS, TEETH, OR ALVEOLAR RIDGE.
  (B)  A  REFERRAL  FROM  A HEALTH CARE PROVIDER UNDER CONTRACT WITH THE
POLICY MAY BE REQUIRED.
  S 2. Subsection (k) of section 3221 of the insurance law is amended by
adding a new paragraph 17 to read as follows:
  (17)(A) EVERY GROUP OR BLANKET POLICY DELIVERED OR ISSUED FOR DELIVERY
IN THIS STATE WHICH PROVIDES MEDICAL COVERAGE THAT INCLUDES COVERAGE FOR
PHYSICIAN SERVICES IN A PHYSICIAN'S OFFICE OR MAJOR MEDICAL  OR  SIMILAR

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

S139A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2622A
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S6996, A375

S139A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires insurance coverage under health insurance plans for diagnosis and treatment of craniofacial disorder; provides a referral from a health care provider under contract with the policy may be required.

S139A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S139A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 139--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Insurance  --  recommitted
  to the Committee on Insurance in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8
  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the insurance  law,  in  relation  to  health  insurance
  coverage for craniofacial disorders

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

  Section 1. Subsection (i) of section 3216  of  the  insurance  law  is
amended by adding a new paragraph 29 to read as follows:
  (29)(A)  EVERY  POLICY  DELIVERED OR ISSUED FOR DELIVERY IN THIS STATE
WHICH PROVIDES MEDICAL COVERAGE THAT  INCLUDES  COVERAGE  FOR  PHYSICIAN
SERVICES  IN  A PHYSICIAN'S OFFICE AND EVERY POLICY WHICH PROVIDES MAJOR
MEDICAL OR SIMILAR COMPREHENSIVE-TYPE COVERAGE  SHALL  PROVIDE  COVERAGE
FOR  DIAGNOSIS AND MEDICALLY NECESSARY TREATMENT, INCLUDING SURGICAL AND
NONSURGICAL PROCEDURES, FOR A MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDER THAT AFFECTS  ANY
BONE  OR  JOINT IN THE FACE, NECK OR HEAD AND IS THE RESULT OF ACCIDENT,
TRAUMA, CONGENITAL DEFECT, DEVELOPMENTAL DEFECT, OR  PATHOLOGY.  SUBJECT
TO  SUBPARAGRAPH  (B) OF THIS PARAGRAPH, THIS COVERAGE SHALL BE THE SAME
AS THAT PROVIDED UNDER THE HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN FOR  ANY  OTHER  MUSCU-
LOSKELETAL  DISORDER  IN THE BODY AND MAY BE PROVIDED WHEN PRESCRIBED OR
ADMINISTERED BY A PHYSICIAN OR A DENTIST. THIS PARAGRAPH  SHALL  NOT  BE
CONSTRUED  TO  REQUIRE COVERAGE FOR DENTAL SERVICES FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OR
TREATMENT OF DENTAL DISORDERS OR DENTAL  PATHOLOGY  PRIMARILY  AFFECTING
THE GUMS, TEETH, OR ALVEOLAR RIDGE.
  (B)  A  REFERRAL  FROM  A HEALTH CARE PROVIDER UNDER CONTRACT WITH THE
POLICY MAY BE REQUIRED.
  S 2. Subsection (k) of section 3221 of the insurance law is amended by
adding a new paragraph 18 to read as follows:

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

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