senate Bill S6941

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires providers of health care policies to provide coverage for colorectal cancer early detection

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Apr 13, 2012 referred to insurance

S6941 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S543
2015-2016: S756
2017-2018: S1836
2019-2020: S8051
2021-2022: S906

S6941 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires providers of health care policies to provide coverage for colorectal cancer early detection for persons fifty years of age or older; requires the superintendent of insurance to provide notification to enrollees of such coverage via mail.

S6941 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6941 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6941

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 13, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. KENNEDY -- 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  providing  insurance
  coverage for colorectal cancer early detection

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

  Section 1. Paragraph 27 of subsection  (i)  of  section  3216  of  the
insurance  law,  as  added by chapter 457 of the laws of 2010, is renum-
bered paragraph 29 and a new paragraph 30 is added to read as follows:
  (30) (A) EVERY POLICY WHICH PROVIDES COVERAGE PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION
SHALL PROVIDE COVERAGE TO ANY NAMED SUBSCRIBER OR OTHER  PERSON  COVERED
THEREUNDER  FOR  EXPENSES INCURRED IN CONDUCTING COLORECTAL CANCER EXAM-
INATIONS AND LABORATORY TESTS AT REGULAR INTERVALS,  INCLUDING  EXPENSES
INCURRED  IN  CONDUCTING  PHYSICIAN  CONSULTATIONS FOR COLORECTAL CANCER
PRIOR TO SUCH EXAMINATIONS AND TESTS, FOR PERSONS FIFTY YEARS OF AGE  OR
OLDER  AND  FOR PERSONS OF ANY AGE WHO ARE CONSIDERED TO BE AT HIGH RISK
FOR COLORECTAL CANCER. THE METHODS OF SCREENING FOR WHICH BENEFITS SHALL
BE PROVIDED SHALL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
  (I) A SCREENING FECAL OCCULT BLOOD TEST;
  (II) FLEXIBLE SIGMOIDOSCOPY;
  (III) COLONOSCOPY;
  (IV) BARIUM ENEMA; OR
  (V) THE MOST RELIABLE, MEDICALLY RECOGNIZED SCREENING TEST  AVAILABLE;
AND
  (VI) ANY COMBINATION THEREOF.
  THE  METHOD  AND  FREQUENCY  OF  SCREENING  TO BE UTILIZED SHALL BE IN
ACCORD WITH THE MOST  RECENTLY  PUBLISHED  GUIDELINES  OF  THE  AMERICAN
COLLEGE  OF GASTROENTEROLOGY OR THE AMERICAN GASTROENTEROLOGICAL ASSOCI-
ATION IN CONSULTATION WITH THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY.
  (B) AS USED IN THIS PARAGRAPH, "HIGH RISK FOR COLORECTAL CANCER" SHALL
MEAN A PERSON HAS,
  (I) A FAMILY HISTORY OF  FAMILIAL  ADENOMATOUS  POLYPOSIS;  HEREDITARY
NON-POLYPOSIS  COLON  CANCER;  OR  BREAST, OVARIAN, ENDOMETRIAL OR COLON
CANCER OR POLYPS;
  (II) CHRONIC INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE; OR
  (III) A BACKGROUND, ETHNICITY OR LIFESTYLE THAT THE PHYSICIAN BELIEVES
PUTS THE PERSON AT ELEVATED RISK FOR COLORECTAL CANCER.

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