senate Bill S4446

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to primary medical malpractice insurance coverage

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

S4446 - Details

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Law Section:
Laws Affected:
Amd §18, Chap 266 of 1986

S4446 - Summary

Lowers the primary medical malpractice coverage that a physician or dentist must have in force in order to be eligible for the NYS Excess Medical Malpractice Liability Insurance Coverage program.

S4446 - Sponsor Memo

S4446 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 5, 2011

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

AN ACT to amend chapter 266 of the laws  of  1986,  amending  the  civil
  practice  law  and  rules  and  other laws relating to malpractice and
  professional medical conduct, in relation to terms of insurance cover-


  Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 of section 18 of chapter 266
of the laws of 1986, amending the civil practice law and rules and other
laws  relating  to  malpractice  and  professional  medical  conduct, as
amended by section 15 of part C of chapter 59 of the laws  of  2011,  is
amended to read as follows:
  (a)  The superintendent of insurance and the commissioner of health or
their designee shall,  from  funds  available  in  the  hospital  excess
liability  pool  created  pursuant  to  subdivision  5  of this section,
purchase a policy or policies for excess insurance coverage, as  author-
ized  by  paragraph 1 of subsection (e) of section 5502 of the insurance
law; or from an insurer, other than an insurer described in section 5502
of the insurance law, duly authorized to write such coverage and actual-
ly writing  medical  malpractice  insurance  in  this  state;  or  shall
purchase equivalent excess coverage in a form previously approved by the
superintendent  of insurance for purposes of providing equivalent excess
coverage in accordance with section 19 of chapter 294  of  the  laws  of
1985, for medical or dental malpractice occurrences between July 1, 1986
and  June 30, 1987, between July 1, 1987 and June 30, 1988, between July
1, 1988 and June 30, 1989, between July  1,  1989  and  June  30,  1990,
between  July  1,  1990 and June 30, 1991, between July 1, 1991 and June
30, 1992, between July 1, 1992 and June 30, 1993, between July  1,  1993
and  June 30, 1994, between July 1, 1994 and June 30, 1995, between July
1, 1995 and June 30, 1996, between July  1,  1996  and  June  30,  1997,

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


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