senate Bill S5845

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to coverage for the screening, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Nov 01, 2011 signed chap.596
Oct 31, 2011 delivered to governor
Jun 23, 2011 returned to senate
passed assembly
message of necessity - 3 day message
ordered to third reading rules cal.604
substituted for a8512
referred to insurance
Jun 22, 2011 delivered to assembly
passed senate
message of necessity
ordered to third reading cal.1523
referred to rules

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S5845 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8512
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L; amd §5, Chap of 2011 (as proposed in S. 4005-A/A. 6305-A)

S5845 - Summary

Relates to coverage for the screening, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder.

S5845 - Sponsor Memo

S5845 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5845

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 22, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by COMMITTEE ON RULES -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the insurance law,  in  relation  to  coverage  for  the
  screening, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder; and to
  amend  a chapter of the laws of 2011 amending the insurance law relat-
  ing to coverage for the screening, diagnosis and treatment  of  autism
  spectrum  disorder,  as proposed in legislative bill numbers S. 4005-A
  and A. 6305-A, in relation to the effectiveness of such chapter

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

  Section 1. Subparagraphs (B) and (C) of paragraph 25 of subsection (i)
of  section 3216 of the insurance law, as added by a chapter of the laws
of 2011 amending the insurance law relating to coverage for the  screen-
ing, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder, as proposed in
legislative bill numbers S. 4005-A and A. 6305-A, are amended to read as
follows:
  (B)  Every  policy  which  provides physician services, medical, major
medical or similar comprehensive-type coverage  shall  provide  coverage
for  the  screening, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder
in accordance with this paragraph and shall not exclude coverage for the
screening,  diagnosis  or  treatment  of  medical  conditions  otherwise
covered  by  the  policy because the individual is diagnosed with autism
spectrum disorder. Such coverage may be subject to  annual  deductibles,
copayments  and  coinsurance  as may be deemed appropriate by the super-
intendent and shall be consistent with those imposed on  other  benefits
under  the  policy.    COVERAGE  FOR  APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS SHALL BE
SUBJECT TO A MAXIMUM BENEFIT OF FORTY-FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS PER YEAR PER
COVERED INDIVIDUAL AND SUCH MAXIMUM ANNUAL BENEFIT WILL INCREASE BY  THE
AMOUNT  CALCULATED FROM THE AVERAGE TEN YEAR ROLLING AVERAGE INCREASE OF
THE MEDICAL COMPONENT OF THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX. This paragraph  shall
not  be  construed as limiting the benefits that are otherwise available

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD12076-04-1

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