senate Bill S2287A

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts "Hannah's law"; requires certain insurance policies to include coverage for the cost of enteral formulas

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Oct 21, 2013 signed chap.388
Oct 09, 2013 delivered to governor
Jun 18, 2013 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.290
substituted for a490a
Jun 13, 2013 referred to ways and means
returned to assembly
repassed senate
Jun 10, 2013 amended on third reading (t) 2287a
Jun 10, 2013 vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
returned to senate
recalled from assembly
May 01, 2013 referred to insurance
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Apr 29, 2013 advanced to third reading
Apr 24, 2013 2nd report cal.
Apr 23, 2013 1st report cal.414
Mar 18, 2013 reported and committed to finance
Jan 15, 2013 referred to insurance

Votes

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Apr 23, 2013 - Finance committee Vote

S2287
33
0
committee
33
Aye
0
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mar 18, 2013 - Insurance committee Vote

S2287
19
0
committee
19
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Co-Sponsors

S2287 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A490A
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221, 4303 & 4322, Ins L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S5034A, A8413A
2009-2010: S628, A2188

S2287 - Summary

Enacts "Hannah's law"; requires that every health insurance policy or contract which provides coverage for prescription drugs include coverage for the cost of enteral formulas whether administered orally or via feeding tube.

S2287 - Sponsor Memo

S2287 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2287

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 15, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BALL  --  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  requiring  certain
  health  insurance policies to include coverage for the cost of enteral
  formulas for the treatment of  eosinophilic  esophagitis  and  related
  eosinophilic disorders

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

  Section 1. Short title.  This act shall be known and may be  cited  as
"Hannah's law".
  S  2.  Paragraph 21 of subsection (i) of section 3216 of the insurance
law, as added by chapter 177 of the laws of 1997, is amended to read  as
follows:
  (21) Every policy which provides coverage for prescription drugs shall
include  coverage for the cost of enteral formulas for home use, WHETHER
ADMINISTERED ORALLY OR VIA TUBE FEEDING, for which a physician or  other
licensed  health  care  provider  legally  authorized to prescribe under
title eight of the education law has issued a written order. Such  writ-
ten  order  shall  state  that  the enteral formula is clearly medically
necessary and has been proven effective as a disease-specific  treatment
regimen  for  those  individuals  who are or will become malnourished or
suffer from disorders, which if left untreated, cause  chronic  physical
disability,  mental  retardation  or  death. Specific diseases for which
enteral formulas have been proven effective shall include, but  are  not
limited to, inherited diseases of amino acid or organic acid metabolism;
Crohn's  Disease;  EOSINOPHILIC  ESOPHAGITIS  AND  RELATED  EOSINOPHILIC
DISORDERS; gastroesophageal reflux with failure to thrive; disorders  of
gastrointestinal motility such as chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction;
and  multiple,  severe food allergies which if left untreated will cause
malnourishment,  chronic  physical  disability,  mental  retardation  or
death.  Enteral  formulas  which are medically necessary and taken under

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05057-01-3

Co-Sponsors

S2287A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A490A
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221, 4303 & 4322, Ins L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S5034A, A8413A
2009-2010: S628, A2188

S2287A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts "Hannah's law"; requires that every health insurance policy or contract which provides coverage for prescription drugs include coverage for the cost of enteral formulas whether administered orally or via feeding tube.

S2287A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2287A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2287--A
    Cal. No. 414

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 15, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. BALL, O'BRIEN -- read twice and ordered printed, and
  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Insurance -- reported
  favorably  from  said  committee  and  committed  to  the Committee on
  Finance -- reported favorably from said committee,  ordered  to  first
  and  second  report,  ordered to a third reading, passed by Senate and
  delivered to the Assembly, recalled, vote  reconsidered,  restored  to
  third  reading,  amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place in
  the order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the insurance law,  in  relation  to  requiring  certain
  health  insurance policies to include coverage for the cost of enteral
  formulas whether administered orally or via tube feeding

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

  Section  1.  Short title.  This act shall be known and may be cited as
"Hannah's law".
  S 2. Paragraph 21 of subsection (i) of section 3216 of  the  insurance
law,  as added by chapter 177 of the laws of 1997, is amended to read as
follows:
  (21) Every policy which provides coverage for prescription drugs shall
include coverage for the cost of enteral formulas for home use,  WHETHER
ADMINISTERED  ORALLY OR VIA TUBE FEEDING, for which a physician or other
licensed health care provider  legally  authorized  to  prescribe  under
title  eight of the education law has issued a written order. Such writ-
ten order shall state that the  enteral  formula  is  clearly  medically
necessary  and has been proven effective as a disease-specific treatment
regimen for those individuals who are or  will  become  malnourished  or
suffer  from  disorders, which if left untreated, cause chronic physical
disability, mental retardation or death.  Specific  diseases  for  which
enteral  formulas  have been proven effective shall include, but are not
limited to, inherited diseases of amino acid or organic acid metabolism;
Crohn's Disease; gastroesophageal reflux with failure to thrive;  disor-

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

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