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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to insurance|
|Apr 01, 2013||referred to insurance|
assembly Bill A6449
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
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A6449 - Details
A6449 - Summary
Relates to the mandatory health insurance coverage under health insurance plans of cleft lip and cleft palate to include treatment not only of gross abnormalities of lip and palate but also related conditions and illnesses; specifies certain treatments including oral surgery of the lip.
A6449 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6449 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y April 1, 2013 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. MORELLE, MARKEY, CLARK -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. COLTON, COOK, GALEF, HOOPER, MILLMAN, NOLAN, ORTIZ, WRIGHT -- read once and referred to the Committee on Insurance AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to mandatory health insurance coverage for cleft lip and cleft palate 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 30 to read as follows: (30) EVERY POLICY WHICH PROVIDES MEDICAL, MAJOR MEDICAL, OR SIMILAR COMPREHENSIVE-TYPE COVERAGE SHALL INCLUDE COVERAGE FOR CLEFT LIP AND CLEFT PALATE. THIS SHALL INCLUDE COVERAGE NOT ONLY FOR TREATMENT OF THE GROSS ABNORMALITIES OF LIP AND PALATE BUT ALSO FOR ANY CONDITION OR ILLNESS WHICH IS RELATED TO OR DEVELOPED AS A RESULT OF CLEFT LIP AND/OR PALATE. COVERAGE SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, EXPENSES FOR THE FOLLOWING: (A) ORAL SURGERY OF THE LIP, PALATE, JAW AND RELATED STRUCTURES. THIS SHALL INCLUDE BONE GRAFTS; (B) FACIAL SURGERY OF THE LIP, PALATE, JAW, NOSE AND RELATED STRUC- TURES. THIS SHALL INCLUDE BONE GRAFTS; (C) PROSTHETIC TREATMENT AND APPLIANCES AND PROSTHODONTIA, INCLUDING OBTURATORS, SPEECH APPLIANCES, AND FEEDING APPLIANCES; (D) ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT AND APPLIANCES AND ORTHODONTIA; (E) PREVENTIVE AND RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY; (F) OTOLARYNGOLOGY TREATMENT AND MANAGEMENT; (G) AUDIOLOGICAL TREATMENT AND DEVICES; (H) SPEECH/LANGUAGE TREATMENT; AND (I) PSYCHOLOGICAL COUNSELING AND GENETIC COUNSELING. COVERAGE SHALL INCLUDE EXPENSES FOR ASSESSMENT, EVALUATION, TREATMENT, MANAGEMENT, AND FOLLOW-UP CARE. COVERAGE SHALL NOT BE DENIED ON THE EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD06540-01-3
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