senate Bill S1392

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires insurance coverage for the screening of colorectal cancer

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to insurance
Jan 07, 2011 referred to insurance

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S1392 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2743
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1189, A3479

S1392 - Summary

Requires insurance coverage for the screening of colorectal cancer.

S1392 - Sponsor Memo

S1392 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1392

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 7, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. PERKINS, DUANE, HASSELL-THOMPSON, KRUEGER, MONTGOM-
  ERY, PARKER, SAMPSON, SERRANO, SMITH, STAVISKY, VALESKY -- 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 providing for health
  insurance coverage for diagnostic screening for colorectal cancer

  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 11-b to read as follows:
  (11-B) (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,  UPON  THE
PRESCRIPTION  OF  A HEALTH CARE PROVIDER LEGALLY AUTHORIZED TO PRESCRIBE
UNDER TITLE EIGHT OF THE EDUCATION LAW, THE FOLLOWING COVERAGE FOR DIAG-
NOSTIC SCREENING FOR COLORECTAL CANCER:
  (I) STANDARD DIAGNOSTIC TESTING  INCLUDING,  BUT  NOT  LIMITED  TO,  A
DIGITAL RECTAL EXAMINATION AT ANY AGE FOR PEOPLE HAVING A FAMILY HISTORY
OF  COLORECTAL  CANCER  OR  A PERSONAL HISTORY OF POLYPS OR INFLAMMATORY
BOWEL DISEASE; AND
  (II) AN ANNUAL STANDARD  DIAGNOSTIC  EXAMINATION  INCLUDING,  BUT  NOT
LIMITED  TO,  A DIGITAL RECTAL EXAMINATION FOR PEOPLE AGE FIFTY AND OVER
WHO ARE ASYMPTOMATIC AND FOR PEOPLE AGE FORTY AND  OVER  WITH  A  FAMILY
HISTORY OF COLORECTAL CANCER OR OTHER COLORECTAL CANCER RISK FACTORS.
  (B) SUCH COVERAGE MAY BE SUBJECT TO ANNUAL DEDUCTIBLES AND COINSURANCE
AS MAY BE DEEMED APPROPRIATE BY THE SUPERINTENDENT AND AS ARE CONSISTENT
WITH THOSE ESTABLISHED FOR OTHER BENEFITS WITHIN A GIVEN POLICY.
  S 2. Subsection (l) of section 3221 of the insurance law is amended by
adding a new paragraph 11-b to read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05361-01-1

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