senate Bill S6126

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to the purchase of prescription drugs

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A8900 -


  • 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
Feb 17, 2012 signed chap.10
Feb 07, 2012 delivered to governor
Feb 06, 2012 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.18
substituted for s6126
Feb 06, 2012 substituted by a8900
Jan 09, 2012 ordered to third reading cal.18
reported and committed to rules
Jan 04, 2012 referred to insurance

Votes

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Jan 9, 2012 - Insurance committee Vote

S6126
17
0
committee
17
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jan 9, 2012 - Rules committee Vote

S6126
22
1
committee
22
Aye
1
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S6126 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8900
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L

S6126 - Summary

Enacts chapter amendment to Chapter 598 of 2011 relating to the purchase of prescription drugs through a network participating non-mail order retail pharmacy.

S6126 - Sponsor Memo

S6126 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6126

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 4, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SKELOS -- 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  the  purchase  of
  prescription drugs

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

  Section 1. Paragraph 13-a of subsection (i) of  section  3216  of  the
insurance  law,  as added by Chapter 598 of the laws of 2011, is amended
to read as follows:
  (13-a) Every policy that provides coverage for prescription  fertility
drugs and requires or permits prescription drugs to be purchased through
a  NETWORK  PARTICIPATING  mail order OR OTHER NON-RETAIL pharmacy shall
provide the same coverage for prescription  fertility  drugs  when  such
drugs  are  purchased from a NETWORK PARTICIPATING NON-MAIL ORDER RETAIL
pharmacy [that is not a mail order pharmacy] PROVIDED THAT  THE  NETWORK
PARTICIPATING NON-MAIL ORDER RETAIL PHARMACY AGREES IN ADVANCE THROUGH A
CONTRACTUAL NETWORK AGREEMENT, TO THE SAME REIMBURSEMENT AMOUNT, AS WELL
AS THE SAME APPLICABLE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, THAT THE INSURER HAS ESTAB-
LISHED  FOR A NETWORK PARTICIPATING MAIL ORDER OR OTHER NON-RETAIL PHAR-
MACY.  [Such] IN SUCH CASE, THE policy shall not impose any [additional]
fee, co-payment, co-insurance, deductible  or  other  condition  on  any
insured  who  [does not elect] ELECTS to purchase prescription fertility
drugs through a [mail order] NETWORK PARTICIPATING NON-MAIL ORDER RETAIL
pharmacy  THAT  IT  DOES  NOT  IMPOSE  ON  ANY  INSURED  WHO   PURCHASES
PRESCRIPTION  FERTILITY DRUGS THROUGH A NETWORK PARTICIPATING MAIL ORDER
OR OTHER NON-RETAIL PHARMACY.
  S 2. Subparagraph (D) of paragraph 6 of subsection (k) of section 3221
of the insurance law, as added by Chapter 598 of the laws  of  2011,  is
amended to read as follows:
  (D)  Every  policy  that  provides coverage for prescription fertility
drugs and requires or permits prescription drugs to be purchased through
a NETWORK PARTICIPATING mail order OR OTHER  NON-RETAIL  pharmacy  shall
provide  the  same  coverage  for prescription fertility drugs when such

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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