senate Bill S209A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes reimbursement for testing for familial dysautonomia, Canavan's disease and Tay-Sachs

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Mar 28, 2014 print number 209a
amend and recommit to insurance
Jan 08, 2014 referred to insurance
Jan 09, 2013 referred to insurance

Bill Amendments

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S209 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4372A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2880, A264
2009-2010: S7977, A1134

S209 - Summary

Provides that every policy which provides coverage for hospital, surgical or medical care or provides reimbursement for laboratory tests or diagnostic X-rays shall provide coverage for testing of familial dysautonomia, Canavan's disease and Tay-Sachs; provides that in order to maintain the confidentiality of persons tested, receipt of acknowledgement from the testing facility shall be deemed sufficient evidence of testing.

S209 - Sponsor Memo

S209 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   209

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. SQUADRON -- 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  reimbursement  for
  testing for familial dysautonomia, Canavan's disease and Tay-Sachs

  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)  (A)  EVERY POLICY WHICH PROVIDES COVERAGE FOR HOSPITAL, SURGICAL
OR MEDICAL CARE  OR  PROVIDES  REIMBURSEMENT  FOR  LABORATORY  TESTS  OR
REIMBURSEMENT  FOR  DIAGNOSTIC X-RAY SERVICES SHALL PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR
TESTING FOR FAMILIAL DYSAUTONOMIA, CANAVAN'S DISEASE AND TAY-SACHS.
  (B) SUCH COVERAGE SHALL BE INCLUDED AT THE INCEPTION OF ALL NEW  POLI-
CIES AND, WITH RESPECT TO ALL OTHER POLICIES, AT ANY ANNIVERSARY DATE OF
THE POLICY SUBJECT TO EVIDENCE OF INSURABILITY.
  (C) FOR PURPOSES OF THIS PARAGRAPH, IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN THE CONFIDEN-
TIALITY OF PERSONS TESTED, RECEIPT OF AN ACKNOWLEDGMENT FROM THE LABORA-
TORY  PERFORMING  THE  TEST FOR FAMILIAL DYSAUTONOMIA, CANAVAN'S DISEASE
AND TAY-SACHS SHALL BE DEEMED SUFFICIENT EVIDENCE OF THE PERFORMANCE  OF
SUCH TESTING.
  (D)  SUCH  COVERAGE  MAY BE SUBJECT TO ANNUAL DEDUCTIBLES AND CO-INSU-
RANCE 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 19 to read as follows:
  (19) (A) A GROUP POLICY WHICH PROVIDES COVERAGE FOR HOSPITAL, SURGICAL
OR MEDICAL CARE  OR  PROVIDES  REIMBURSEMENT  FOR  LABORATORY  TESTS  OR
REIMBURSEMENT  FOR  DIAGNOSTIC X-RAY SERVICES SHALL PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR
TESTING FOR FAMILIAL DYSAUTONOMIA, CANAVAN'S DISEASE AND TAY-SACHS.

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

S209A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4372A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2880, A264
2009-2010: S7977, A1134

S209A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that every policy which provides coverage for hospital, surgical or medical care or provides reimbursement for laboratory tests or diagnostic X-rays shall provide coverage for testing of familial dysautonomia, Canavan's disease and Tay-Sachs; provides that in order to maintain the confidentiality of persons tested, receipt of acknowledgement from the testing facility shall be deemed sufficient evidence of testing.

S209A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S209A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 209--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. SQUADRON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Insurance  --  recommitted
  to the Committee on Insurance in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8
  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the insurance law,  in  relation  to  reimbursement  for
  testing for familial dysautonomia, Canavan's disease and Tay-Sachs

  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)  (A)  EVERY POLICY WHICH PROVIDES COVERAGE FOR HOSPITAL, SURGICAL
OR MEDICAL CARE  OR  PROVIDES  REIMBURSEMENT  FOR  LABORATORY  TESTS  OR
REIMBURSEMENT  FOR  DIAGNOSTIC X-RAY SERVICES SHALL PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR
TESTING FOR FAMILIAL DYSAUTONOMIA, CANAVAN'S DISEASE AND TAY-SACHS.
  (B) SUCH COVERAGE SHALL BE INCLUDED AT THE INCEPTION OF ALL NEW  POLI-
CIES AND, WITH RESPECT TO ALL OTHER POLICIES, AT ANY ANNIVERSARY DATE OF
THE POLICY SUBJECT TO EVIDENCE OF INSURABILITY.
  (C) FOR PURPOSES OF THIS PARAGRAPH, IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN THE CONFIDEN-
TIALITY OF PERSONS TESTED, RECEIPT OF AN ACKNOWLEDGMENT FROM THE LABORA-
TORY  PERFORMING  THE  TEST FOR FAMILIAL DYSAUTONOMIA, CANAVAN'S DISEASE
AND TAY-SACHS SHALL BE DEEMED SUFFICIENT EVIDENCE OF THE PERFORMANCE  OF
SUCH TESTING.
  (D)  SUCH  COVERAGE  MAY BE SUBJECT TO ANNUAL DEDUCTIBLES AND CO-INSU-
RANCE 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 19 to read as follows:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00235-02-4

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