assembly Bill A5174A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires health insurers to provide coverage for long term medical care for Lyme disease and other tick borne related pathogens; establishes educational measures

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2014 referred to insurance
Jun 06, 2013 print number 5174a
Jun 06, 2013 amend (t) and recommit to ways and means
May 30, 2013 reported referred to ways and means
Feb 20, 2013 referred to insurance

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A5174 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3478
Current Committee:
Assembly Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L; add §§209-I & 630-d, Tax L; add §97-cc, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A1277, S46
2017-2018: A114, S4713
2019-2020: A178, S426

A5174 - Summary

Requires health insurers to provide coverage for long term medical care for Lyme disease and other tick borne related pathogens; provides for taxpayer gifts for tick borne illness research, detection and education; establishes the tick borne illness research, detection and education fund.

A5174 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5174

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 20, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. CAHILL -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Insurance

AN  ACT to amend the insurance law and the workers' compensation law, in
  relation to coverage of long term medical care for  Lyme  disease  and
  other  tick  borne  related  pathogens; and to amend the public health
  law, the tax law and the state finance law, in relation  to  providing
  for  taxpayer  gifts  for  tick  borne illness research, detection and
  education and establishing the tick borne illness research,  detection
  and education fund

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "tick borne
illness treatment and education act of 2013".
  S 2. Subsection (i) of section 3216 of the insurance law is amended by
adding a new paragraph 30 to read as follows:
  (30) EVERY INSURER ISSUING A POLICY OF ACCIDENT AND  HEALTH  INSURANCE
FOR  DELIVERY  IN  THIS  STATE  SHALL PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR ALL COSTS FOR
TREATMENT OF LYME  DISEASE  (LYME  BORRELIOSIS)  AND  OTHER  TICK  BORNE
RELATED  PATHOGENS.  SUCH  TREATMENT  SHALL INCLUDE NOT LESS THAN THIRTY
DAYS OF INTRAVENOUS ANTIBIOTIC THERAPY, SIXTY DAYS  OF  ORAL  ANTIBIOTIC
THERAPY,  OR BOTH, AND SHALL PROVIDE FURTHER TREATMENT IF RECOMMENDED BY
A PHYSICIAN LICENSED TO PRACTICE MEDICINE IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK.
  S 3. Subsection (l) 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  COVERAGE  SHALL
PROVIDE  COVERAGE  FOR  ALL  COSTS  FOR  TREATMENT OF LYME DISEASE (LYME
BORRELIOSIS) AND OTHER TICK  BORNE  RELATED  PATHOGENS.  SUCH  TREATMENT
SHALL INCLUDE NOT LESS THAN THIRTY DAYS OF INTRAVENOUS ANTIBIOTIC THERA-
PY,  SIXTY  DAYS  OF ORAL ANTIBIOTIC THERAPY, OR BOTH, AND SHALL PROVIDE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08366-03-3

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A5174A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3478
Current Committee:
Assembly Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L; add §§209-I & 630-d, Tax L; add §97-cc, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A1277, S46
2017-2018: A114, S4713
2019-2020: A178, S426

A5174A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires health insurers to provide coverage for long term medical care for Lyme disease and other tick borne related pathogens; provides for taxpayer gifts for tick borne illness research, detection and education; establishes the tick borne illness research, detection and education fund.

A5174A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5174--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 20, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. CAHILL, MAISEL, GUNTHER, JAFFEE, ROBERTS, COOK,
  MILLMAN,  SCHIMEL,  STECK,  McLAUGHLIN,  GRAF,  ROBINSON,   SKARTADOS,
  BARRETT  -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BRENNAN, DUPREY, GABRYSZAK,
  MOSLEY, PERRY, RIVERA, SWEENEY, THIELE,  TITONE,  WEISENBERG  --  read
  once  and  referred  to  the  Committee  on  Insurance -- reported and
  referred to the Committee on Ways and Means --  committee  discharged,
  bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as amended and recommitted to said
  committee

AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to coverage of long  term
  medical  care for Lyme disease and other tick borne related pathogens;
  and to amend the tax law and the state finance  law,  in  relation  to
  providing   for  taxpayer  gifts  for  tick  borne  illness  research,
  detection and  education  and  establishing  the  tick  borne  illness
  research, detection and education fund

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "tick borne
illness treatment and education act of 2013".
  S 2. Subsection (i) of section 3216 of the insurance law is amended by
adding a new paragraph 30 to read as follows:
  (30) EVERY INSURER ISSUING A POLICY OF ACCIDENT AND  HEALTH  INSURANCE
FOR  DELIVERY  IN  THIS  STATE  SHALL PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR ALL COSTS FOR
TREATMENT OF LYME  DISEASE  (LYME  BORRELIOSIS)  AND  OTHER  TICK  BORNE
RELATED  PATHOGENS.    SUCH TREATMENT MAY INCLUDE INTRAVENOUS ANTIBIOTIC
THERAPY, ORAL ANTIBIOTIC THERAPY, OR ANY OTHER TREATMENT, OR ANY  COMBI-
NATION OF TREATMENTS, PROVIDED SUCH TREATMENT IS RECOMMENDED BY A PHYSI-
CIAN LICENSED TO PRACTICE MEDICINE IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK.
  S 3. Subsection (l) 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 COVERAGE SHALL

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08366-06-3

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