assembly Bill A6459A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires certain health insurance policies and contracts to provide coverage for human leukocyte antigen testing for use in tissue typing for bone marrow testing

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 13, 2012 print number 6459a
amend and recommit to insurance
Jan 04, 2012 referred to insurance
Mar 17, 2011 referred to insurance

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A6459 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4350A
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A4988

A6459 - Summary

Requires certain health insurance policies and contracts to provide coverage for human leukocyte antigen testing, also referred to as histocompatible locus antigen testing, for A, B, and DR antigens, for utilization in tissue typing for bone marrow testing.

A6459 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6459

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 17, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  LATIMER,  AUBRY,  SCHROEDER -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Insurance

AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to requiring policies and
  contracts of insurance providing hospital, surgical, or  medical  care
  coverage to include coverage for human leukocyte antigen testing

  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 WHICH PROVIDES HOSPITAL, SURGICAL, OR MEDICAL CARE
COVERAGE OR PROVIDES REIMBURSEMENT FOR LABORATORY TESTS OR REIMBURSEMENT
FOR DIAGNOSTIC X-RAY SERVICES SHALL PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR HUMAN LEUKOCYTE
ANTIGEN TESTING, ALSO REFERRED TO AS HISTOCOMPATIBLE LOCUS ANTIGEN TEST-
ING, FOR A, B, AND DR ANTIGENS FOR UTILIZATION IN TISSUE TYPING FOR BONE
MARROW TESTING.
  S 2. Subsection (1) 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  CARE  COVERAGE
SHALL  PROVIDE  COVERAGE  FOR  HUMAN  LEUKOCYTE  ANTIGEN  TESTING,  ALSO
REFERRED TO AS HISTOCOMPATIBLE LOCUS ANTIGEN TESTING, FOR A, B,  AND  DR
ANTIGENS  FOR  UTILIZATION  IN  TISSUE  TYPING  FOR BONE MARROW TESTING,
EXCEPT THAT THIS PROVISION SHALL NOT APPLY  TO  A  POLICY  WHICH  COVERS
PERSONS  EMPLOYED  IN  MORE  THAN  ONE STATE OR THE BENEFIT STRUCTURE OF
WHICH WAS THE SUBJECT OF COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AFFECTING PERSONS WHO ARE
EMPLOYED IN MORE THAN ONE STATE.
  S 3. Section 4303 of the insurance law is  amended  by  adding  a  new
subsection (hh) to read as follows:
  (HH)  A  MEDICAL  EXPENSE  INDEMNITY  CORPORATION,  A HOSPITAL SERVICE
CORPORATION OR A HEALTH SERVICE CORPORATION WHICH PROVIDES COVERAGE  FOR
HOSPITAL,  SURGICAL,  OR  MEDICAL  CARE SHALL PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR HUMAN

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10098-01-1

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A6459A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4350A
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
A4988

A6459A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires certain health insurance policies and contracts to provide coverage for human leukocyte antigen testing, also referred to as histocompatible locus antigen testing, for A, B, and DR antigens, for utilization in tissue typing for bone marrow testing.

A6459A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6459--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 17, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  LATIMER,  AUBRY,  JAFFEE, ZEBROWSKI, REILLY,
  BURLING, GUNTHER,  ROSENTHAL,  WEPRIN,  MILLMAN,  GALEF,  SCARBOROUGH,
  STEVENSON,  ROBINSON, BARRON, MAISEL, PERRY, HOOPER -- Multi-Sponsored
  by -- M. of A.  ABINANTI, BRENNAN, CERETTO, GIBSON,  MARKEY,  McENENY,
  P. RIVERA,  SCHIMEL  --  read  once  and  referred to the Committee on
  Insurance -- recommitted to the Committee on Insurance  in  accordance
  with  Assembly  Rule  3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to requiring policies and
  contracts of insurance providing hospital, surgical, or  medical  care
  coverage to include coverage for human leukocyte antigen testing

  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 29 to read as follows:
  (29)  EVERY  POLICY WHICH PROVIDES HOSPITAL, SURGICAL, OR MEDICAL CARE
COVERAGE OR PROVIDES REIMBURSEMENT FOR LABORATORY TESTS OR REIMBURSEMENT
FOR DIAGNOSTIC X-RAY SERVICES SHALL PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR HUMAN LEUKOCYTE
ANTIGEN TESTING, ALSO REFERRED TO AS HISTOCOMPATIBLE LOCUS ANTIGEN TEST-
ING, FOR A, B, AND DR ANTIGENS FOR UTILIZATION IN TISSUE TYPING FOR BONE
MARROW TESTING.
  S 2. Subsection (1) of section 3221 of the insurance law is amended by
adding a new paragraph 19 to read as follows:
  (19) EVERY GROUP OR BLANKET POLICY DELIVERED OR ISSUED FOR DELIVERY IN
THIS STATE WHICH PROVIDES HOSPITAL, SURGICAL, OR MEDICAL  CARE  COVERAGE
SHALL  PROVIDE  COVERAGE  FOR  HUMAN  LEUKOCYTE  ANTIGEN  TESTING,  ALSO
REFERRED TO AS HISTOCOMPATIBLE LOCUS ANTIGEN TESTING, FOR A, B,  AND  DR
ANTIGENS  FOR  UTILIZATION  IN  TISSUE  TYPING  FOR BONE MARROW TESTING,
EXCEPT THAT THIS PROVISION SHALL NOT APPLY  TO  A  POLICY  WHICH  COVERS
PERSONS  EMPLOYED  IN  MORE  THAN  ONE STATE OR THE BENEFIT STRUCTURE OF

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10098-07-2

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