senate Bill S1264

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires insurance coverage for the screening of colorectal cancer

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to insurance
Jan 09, 2013 referred to insurance

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S1264 - Details

Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1392
2009-2010: S1189

S1264 - Summary

Requires insurance coverage for the screening of colorectal cancer.

S1264 - Sponsor Memo

S1264 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1264

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  PERKINS,  HASSELL-THOMPSON,  KRUEGER, MONTGOMERY,
  PARKER, SAMPSON, SERRANO, SMITH, STAVISKY, VALESKY -- 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  for  health
  insurance coverage for diagnostic screening for colorectal cancer

  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 11-b to read as follows:
  (11-B) (A) EVERY POLICY DELIVERED OR ISSUED FOR DELIVERY IN THIS STATE
WHICH  PROVIDES  MEDICAL  COVERAGE  THAT INCLUDES COVERAGE FOR PHYSICIAN
SERVICES IN A PHYSICIAN'S OFFICE AND EVERY POLICY WHICH  PROVIDES  MAJOR
MEDICAL  OR  SIMILAR COMPREHENSIVE-TYPE COVERAGE SHALL PROVIDE, UPON THE
PRESCRIPTION OF A HEALTH CARE PROVIDER LEGALLY AUTHORIZED  TO  PRESCRIBE
UNDER TITLE EIGHT OF THE EDUCATION LAW, THE FOLLOWING COVERAGE FOR DIAG-
NOSTIC SCREENING FOR COLORECTAL CANCER:
  (I)  STANDARD  DIAGNOSTIC  TESTING  INCLUDING,  BUT  NOT LIMITED TO, A
DIGITAL RECTAL EXAMINATION AT ANY AGE FOR PEOPLE HAVING A FAMILY HISTORY
OF COLORECTAL CANCER OR A PERSONAL HISTORY  OF  POLYPS  OR  INFLAMMATORY
BOWEL DISEASE; AND
  (II)  AN  ANNUAL  STANDARD  DIAGNOSTIC  EXAMINATION INCLUDING, BUT NOT
LIMITED TO, A DIGITAL RECTAL EXAMINATION FOR PEOPLE AGE FIFTY  AND  OVER
WHO  ARE  ASYMPTOMATIC  AND  FOR PEOPLE AGE FORTY AND OVER WITH A FAMILY
HISTORY OF COLORECTAL CANCER OR OTHER COLORECTAL CANCER RISK FACTORS.
  (B) SUCH COVERAGE MAY BE SUBJECT TO ANNUAL DEDUCTIBLES AND COINSURANCE
AS MAY BE DEEMED APPROPRIATE BY THE SUPERINTENDENT AND AS ARE CONSISTENT
WITH THOSE ESTABLISHED FOR OTHER BENEFITS WITHIN A GIVEN POLICY.
  S 2. Subsection (l) of section 3221 of the insurance law is amended by
adding a new paragraph 11-b to read as follows:

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

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