senate Bill S1709B

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires insurance coverage for the influenza vaccine in certain circumstances

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2014 referred to insurance
Jun 12, 2013 print number 1709b
amend and recommit to insurance
Jan 15, 2013 print number 1709a
amend (t) and recommit to insurance
Jan 09, 2013 referred to insurance

Bill Amendments

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S1709 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1090B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S4636A, A8122A
2013-2014: S1709

S1709 - Summary

Requires insurance coverage for the influenza vaccine when such vaccine is administered in an elementary or secondary school.

S1709 - Sponsor Memo

S1709 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1709

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GRISANTI -- 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 establishing a  demon-
  stration program to prevent influenza; and providing for the repeal of
  such provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section 1. The insurance law is amended by adding a new section 1123-b
to read as follows:
  S 1123-B. HEALTH INSURANCE DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM TO PREVENT INFLUENZA.
(A) PURPOSE OF THE DEMONSTRATION  PROGRAM.  THE  LEGISLATURE  RECOGNIZES
THAT  HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF NEW YORK CITIZENS GET THE FLU EVERY YEAR.
MOST CALL OUT OF WORK FOR DAYS TO NURSE THE ILLNESS, WHILE MANY  OTHERS,
LACKING  PROPER  IMMUNIZATION,  SUCCUMB TO THE FLU EVERY YEAR, INCLUDING
THE ELDERLY, CHRONICALLY ILL AND CHILDREN. THE FLU IS ONE  OF  THE  MOST
PREVENTABLE DISEASES IN BOTH SEVERITY AND OVERALL ILLNESS THROUGH VACCI-
NATION.  THE  DEMONSTRATION  PROGRAM  IS  INTENDED TO TEST MECHANISMS TO
ASSIST INSURERS  EXPAND  BEYOND  PREDETERMINED  SETTINGS  AND  PROVIDERS
CURRENTLY  ELIGIBLE  AS  PARTICIPATING  PROVIDERS  BY INSURERS PROVIDING
INFLUENZA VACCINATION FOR INFLUENZA.
  (B) DEFINITIONS. AS USED IN THIS SECTION:
  (1) "ELIGIBLE HEALTH CARE PROVIDER" MEANS A PERSON, CLINIC, AGENCY  OR
PHARMACY THAT IS LICENSED OR CERTIFIED PURSUANT TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW
OR  EDUCATION  LAW  AND  WHO  IS  LICENSED  TO  PRESCRIBE AND ADMINISTER
VACCINES IN ACCORDANCE WITH STANDARDS AND REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH IN  THE
EDUCATION LAW OR ANY OTHER APPLICABLE LAW OR RULE.
  (2)  "ELIGIBLE  INSURER"  MEANS ANY INSURER PROVIDING HEALTH INSURANCE
COVERAGE PURSUANT TO ARTICLE FORTY-THREE OR THIRTY-TWO OF  THIS  CHAPTER
AND  IS  LOCATED  IN AN EIGHT, TWELVE OR FIVE COUNTY REGION OF THE WORK-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04290-01-3

S1709A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1090B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S4636A, A8122A
2013-2014: S1709

S1709A - Summary

Requires insurance coverage for the influenza vaccine when such vaccine is administered in an elementary or secondary school.

S1709A - Sponsor Memo

S1709A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1709--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GRISANTI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Insurance  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend the insurance law, in relation to requiring insurance
  coverage for the influenza vaccine in certain circumstances

  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 17-a to read as follows:
  (17-A) EVERY POLICY DELIVERED OR ISSUED FOR  DELIVERY  IN  THIS  STATE
THAT  PROVIDES  MEDICAL,  MAJOR  MEDICAL,  OR SIMILAR COMPREHENSIVE-TYPE
COVERAGE AND PROVIDES COVERAGE FOR IMMUNIZING AGENTS TO PREVENT INFLUEN-
ZA SHALL PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR INFLUENZA VACCINE AND  ITS  ADMINISTRATION
WHEN  SUCH  VACCINE  IS ADMINISTERED OUTSIDE A PHYSICIAN'S OFFICE AT ANY
OFF-SITE LOCATION AUTHORIZED BY LAW.  COVERAGE  SHALL  BE  PROVIDED  FOR
IMMUNIZING  AGENTS TO PREVENT INFLUENZA THAT ARE PRESCRIBED AND ADMINIS-
TERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH STANDARDS AND REQUIREMENTS  SET  FORTH  IN  THE
EDUCATION LAW OR ANY OTHER APPLICABLE LAW OR RULE.
  S 2. Subsection (l) of section 3221 of the insurance law is amended by
adding a new paragraph 8-a to read as follows:
  (8-A)  EVERY  GROUP OR BLANKET POLICY DELIVERED OR ISSUED FOR DELIVERY
IN THIS STATE THAT PROVIDES MEDICAL, MAJOR MEDICAL, OR  SIMILAR  COMPRE-
HENSIVE-TYPE  COVERAGE  AND  PROVIDES  COVERAGE FOR IMMUNIZING AGENTS TO
PREVENT INFLUENZA SHALL PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR INFLUENZA VACCINE  AND  ITS
ADMINISTRATION  WHEN  SUCH VACCINE IS ADMINISTERED OUTSIDE A PHYSICIAN'S
OFFICE AT ANY OFF-SITE LOCATION AUTHORIZED BY  LAW.  COVERAGE  SHALL  BE
PROVIDED  FOR IMMUNIZING AGENTS TO PREVENT INFLUENZA THAT ARE PRESCRIBED
AND ADMINISTERED IN ACCORDANCE WITH STANDARDS AND REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH
IN THE EDUCATION LAW OR ANY OTHER APPLICABLE LAW OR RULE.

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

S1709B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1090B
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S4636A, A8122A
2013-2014: S1709

S1709B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires insurance coverage for the influenza vaccine when such vaccine is administered in an elementary or secondary school.

S1709B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1709B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1709--B

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GRISANTI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Insurance  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to  said  committee  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation  to  requiring  insurance
  coverage for the influenza vaccine in certain circumstances

  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 17-a to read as follows:
  (17-A)  EVERY  POLICY  DELIVERED  OR ISSUED FOR DELIVERY IN THIS STATE
THAT PROVIDES MEDICAL,  MAJOR  MEDICAL,  OR  SIMILAR  COMPREHENSIVE-TYPE
COVERAGE AND PROVIDES COVERAGE FOR IMMUNIZING AGENTS TO PREVENT INFLUEN-
ZA  SHALL  PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR INFLUENZA VACCINE AND ITS ADMINISTRATION
WHEN SUCH VACCINE IS ADMINISTERED IN AN ELEMENTARY OR SECONDARY  SCHOOL.
COVERAGE  SHALL  BE  PROVIDED FOR IMMUNIZING AGENTS TO PREVENT INFLUENZA
THAT ARE PRESCRIBED AND ADMINISTERED IN ACCORDANCE  WITH  STANDARDS  AND
REQUIREMENTS  SET FORTH IN THE EDUCATION LAW OR ANY OTHER APPLICABLE LAW
OR RULE.
  S 2. Subsection (l) of section 3221 of the insurance law is amended by
adding a new paragraph 8-a to read as follows:
  (8-A) EVERY GROUP OR BLANKET POLICY DELIVERED OR ISSUED  FOR  DELIVERY
IN  THIS  STATE THAT PROVIDES MEDICAL, MAJOR MEDICAL, OR SIMILAR COMPRE-
HENSIVE-TYPE COVERAGE AND PROVIDES COVERAGE  FOR  IMMUNIZING  AGENTS  TO
PREVENT  INFLUENZA  SHALL PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR INFLUENZA VACCINE AND ITS
ADMINISTRATION WHEN SUCH VACCINE IS ADMINISTERED  IN  AN  ELEMENTARY  OR
SECONDARY  SCHOOL.  COVERAGE  SHALL BE PROVIDED FOR IMMUNIZING AGENTS TO
PREVENT INFLUENZA THAT ARE PRESCRIBED  AND  ADMINISTERED  IN  ACCORDANCE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04290-06-3

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