senate Bill S93

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires coverage of medical nutrition therapy by health and accident insurance policies

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 04, 2012 referred to insurance
Mar 23, 2011 notice of committee consideration - withdrawn
Feb 22, 2011 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 05, 2011 referred to insurance

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S93 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A213
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S8039, A6398A

S93 - Summary

Requires all accident and health insurance policies to provide coverage of medical nutrition therapy; defines medical nutrition therapy to mean the nutritional diagnostic, therapy, and counseling services for the purpose of disease management which are furnished by a dietician or nutrition professional.

S93 - Sponsor Memo

S93 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   93

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DIAZ  --  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  making  coverage  for
  medical   nutrition  therapy  applicable  to  insurance  policies  and
  contracts

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

  Section  1.  Subsection  (i)  of  section 3216 of the insurance law is
amended by adding a new paragraph 28 to read as follows:
  (28) EVERY POLICY SHALL PROVIDE COVERAGE  FOR  ALL  COSTS  OF  MEDICAL
NUTRITION  THERAPY,  IF  RECOMMENDED  OR  PRESCRIBED BY A PHYSICIAN. FOR
PURPOSES OF THIS  PARAGRAPH,  "MEDICAL  NUTRITION  THERAPY"  SHALL  MEAN
NUTRITIONAL DIAGNOSTIC, THERAPY, AND COUNSELING SERVICES FOR THE PURPOSE
OF  DISEASE  MANAGEMENT  WHICH ARE FURNISHED BY A DIETITIAN OR NUTRITION
PROFESSIONAL CERTIFIED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE ONE  HUNDRED  FIFTY-SEVEN  OF
THE EDUCATION LAW.
  S 2. Subsection (l) of section 3221 of the insurance law is amended by
adding a new paragraph 18 to read as follows:
  (18) EVERY GROUP OR BLANKET POLICY DELIVERED OR ISSUED FOR DELIVERY IN
THIS  STATE  WHICH PROVIDES HOSPITAL, SURGICAL OR MEDICAL COVERAGE SHALL
PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR ALL COSTS OF MEDICAL NUTRITION THERAPY,  IF  RECOM-
MENDED  OR  PRESCRIBED  BY  A PHYSICIAN. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS PARAGRAPH,
"MEDICAL NUTRITION  THERAPY" SHALL MEAN NUTRITIONAL DIAGNOSTIC, THERAPY,
AND COUNSELING SERVICES FOR THE PURPOSE OF DISEASE MANAGEMENT WHICH  ARE
FURNISHED BY A DIETITIAN OR NUTRITION PROFESSIONAL CERTIFIED PURSUANT TO
ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-SEVEN OF THE EDUCATION LAW.
  S  3.  Section  4303  of  the insurance law is amended by adding a new
subsection (hh) to read as follows:
  (HH) EVERY CONTRACT ISSUED BY A MEDICAL EXPENSE INDEMNITY CORPORATION,
HOSPITAL  SERVICE  CORPORATION  AND  HEALTH  SERVICE  CORPORATION  WHICH

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

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