senate Bill S3023

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides for health insurance coverage for nutritional care provided through licensed nutritionists

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to insurance
Apr 04, 2011 notice of committee consideration - requested
Feb 07, 2011 referred to insurance

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S3023 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5053
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง4301, Ins L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S2071, A4772

S3023 - Bill Texts

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Provides for health insurance coverage for nutritional care provided through licensed nutritionists.

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BILL NUMBER:S3023

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the insurance law, in relation to health insurance coverage for
services by nutritionists

PURPOSE:
This bill will provide health insurance coverage for
nutritional care provided through licensed Nutritionists.

JUSTIFICATION:
It is vital for health insurance coverage to reflect the needs of its
policy holders. The increased diagnosis of heart disease, diabetes,
hypertension and obesity make it necessary for policy holders to
avail themselves of the services of licensed Nutritionists.
Nutritionists complement the overall medical treatment program
provided by primary care physicians for life-threatening diseases.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2009-10: S.2071 - Died in Insurance; A.4772

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Effective on January 1, next succeeding the date on which it shall
have become a law.

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

                                  3023

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 7, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. HUNTLEY, ADAMS, DIAZ, PARKER, SAMPSON, STAVISKY --
  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 services by nutritionists

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

  Section  1. Subparagraphs (J) and (K) of paragraph 1 of subsection (b)
of section 4301 of the insurance law, as relettered by  chapter  456  of
the  laws  of  1993,  are amended and a new subparagraph (L) is added to
read as follows:
  (J) necessary appliances, drugs, medicines and supplies, [and]
  (K) bio-analytical or clinical  laboratory  examinations  and  reports
thereof reported to a physician, osteopath, dentist, optometrist, podia-
trist, chiropractor or physical therapist made by any privately operated
bioanalytical or clinical laboratory[.], AND
  (L) NUTRITIONAL CARE PROVIDED THROUGH LICENSED NUTRITIONISTS.
  S  2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02449-01-1

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