senate Bill S1778

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Includes post traumatic stress disorder among the biologically-based mental illness to be covered

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

S1778 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5413
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง3221 & 4303, Ins L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
A10249

S1778 - Summary

Includes post traumatic stress disorder among the biologically-based mental illness to be covered.

S1778 - Sponsor Memo

S1778 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1778

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. CARLUCCI -- 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 post traumatic  stress
  disorder

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

  Section 1.   Clause  (ii)  of  subparagraph  (B)  of  paragraph  5  of
subsection (1) of section 3221 of the insurance law, as amended by chap-
ter 502 of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows:
  (ii)  For  purposes  of  this  paragraph, the term "biologically based
mental illness" means a mental, nervous, or emotional condition that  is
caused by a biological disorder of the brain and results in a clinically
significant, psychological syndrome or pattern that substantially limits
the  functioning of the person with the illness. Such biologically based
mental illnesses are defined as schizophrenia/psychotic disorders, major
depression, bipolar  disorder,  delusional  disorders,  panic  disorder,
obsessive  compulsive disorders, bulimia, [and] anorexia, AND POST TRAU-
MATIC STRESS DISORDER.
  S 2. Subparagraph (B) of paragraph 2 of subsection (g) of section 4303
of the insurance law, as amended by chapter 502 of the laws of 2007,  is
amended to read as follows:
  (B)  For  purposes  of  this  subsection, the term "biologically based
mental illness" means a mental, nervous, or emotional condition that  is
caused by a biological disorder of the brain and results in a clinically
significant, psychological syndrome or pattern that substantially limits
the  functioning of the person with the illness. Such biologically based
mental illnesses are defined as schizophrenia/psychotic disorders, major
depression, bipolar  disorder,  delusional  disorders,  panic  disorder,
obsessive  compulsive disorders, anorexia, [and] bulimia, AND POST TRAU-
MATIC STRESS DISORDER.

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

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