|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to health|
|Jan 05, 2011||referred to health|
senate Bill S564
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
- In Committee
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- Passed Senate
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S564 - Details
S564 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S564 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the social services law, in relation to establishing a prohibition on prior approval or preferred drug list requirements for certain drugs used to treat AIDS, HIV infection or hepatitis C PURPOSE: To prohibit prior approval or preferred drug list requirements for certain drugs used to treat AIDS, HIV infection, or hepatitis C. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 prohibits prior authorization or preferred drug list program requirements for prescription drugs deemed to be medically necessary for the treatment and prevention of AIDS, HIV infection and hepatitis C. Section 2 is the severability clause. JUSTIFICATION: Hepatitis C is rapidly emerging as one of New York's most significant public health issues. Currently, there are approximately 342,000 New Yorkers living with acute or chronic Hepatitis C and approximately 40,000 New Yorkers living with co-infection of HIV and Hepatitis C.
S564 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 564 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sen. ROBACH -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to establishing a prohibition on prior approval or preferred drug list requirements for certain drugs used to treat AIDS, HIV infection or hepatitis C THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The opening paragraph of subdivision 2 of section 365-a of the social services law, as amended by chapter 41 of the laws of 1992, is amended and a new subdivision 10 is added to read as follows: "Medical assistance" shall mean payment of part or all of the cost of medically necessary medical, dental and remedial care, services and supplies, as authorized in this title or the regulations of the depart- ment, which are necessary to prevent, diagnose, correct or cure condi- tions in the person that cause acute suffering, endanger life, result in illness or infirmity, interfere with such person's capacity for normal activity, or threaten some significant handicap and which are furnished an eligible person in accordance with this title and the regulations of the department. Such care, services and supplies shall include the following medical care, services and supplies, together with such medical care, services and supplies provided for in subdivisions three, four and five of this section, and such medical care, services and supplies as are authorized in the regulations of the department, NOTWITHSTANDING ANY INCONSISTENT PROVISION OF LAW, SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION TEN OF THIS SECTION: 10. (A) UNLESS REQUIRED BY FEDERAL LAW AND REGULATION AS A CONDITION OF QUALIFYING FOR FEDERAL FINANCIAL PARTICIPATION IN THE MEDICAID PROGRAM, THE DEPARTMENT OTHERWISE NOTWITHSTANDING ANY INCONSISTENT PROVISION OF LAW, SHALL NOT RESTRICT BY PRIOR AUTHORIZATION OR PREFERRED DRUG LIST PROGRAM REQUIREMENT ANY PRESCRIPTION DRUG, INCLUDED IN CERTAIN EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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