senate Bill S2707A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires health insurers to provide full coverage for the prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 24, 2014 print number 2707a
amend and recommit to insurance
Jan 08, 2014 referred to insurance
Jan 23, 2013 referred to insurance

S2707 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Add §342, amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3405A
2009-2010: S385

S2707 - Summary

Requires health insurers to provide full coverage for the prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder; establishes an advisory panel on health insurance coverage for autism spectrum disorder to annually compile a list of treatments and therapy options for which health insurers will be required to provide coverage; establishes a toll-free, 24 hour a day, autism and health insurance coverage hotline to receive and act upon complaints and questions from families with autistic children, relating to insurance coverage for autism spectrum disorder.

S2707 - Sponsor Memo

S2707 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2707

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 23, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- 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 an  advi-
  sory panel on health insurance coverage for autism spectrum disorder

  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  342
to read as follows:
  S  342. COVERAGE FOR AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER. (A) (1) THERE IS HEREBY
ESTABLISHED WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT AN ADVISORY PANEL ON HEALTH  INSURANCE
COVERAGE  FOR  AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER. SUCH PANEL SHALL BE COMPOSED OF
NINE MEMBERS WHO ARE EXPERTS IN HEALTH CARE AND  APPOINTED  AS  FOLLOWS:
SEVEN MEMBERS WHO ARE OFFICERS OR EMPLOYEES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH,
OFFICE  OF  MENTAL  HEALTH  OR  THE OFFICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL
DISABILITIES SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR; AND THE TEMPORARY PRES-
IDENT OF THE SENATE AND THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY SHALL EACH APPOINT A
MEMBER WHO IS A REPRESENTATIVE OF AN AUTISM ADVOCACY GROUP. EACH  MEMBER
SHALL  SERVE A TERM OF TWO YEARS. THE GOVERNOR SHALL DESIGNATE THE CHAIR
OF THE PANEL FROM AMONG HIS OR HER APPOINTEES. VACANCIES IN THE  MEMBER-
SHIP  OF  THE  PANEL SHALL BE FILLED IN THE MANNER PROVIDED FOR ORIGINAL
APPOINTMENTS.
  (2) THE MEMBERS OF THE PANEL SHALL RECEIVE NO COMPENSATION  FOR  THEIR
SERVICES  BUT  SHALL  BE  ALLOWED  THEIR  ACTUAL  AND NECESSARY EXPENSES
INCURRED IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR DUTIES PURSUANT TO THIS SUBSECTION.
  (3) THE ADVISORY PANEL ON HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR  AUTISM  SPEC-
TRUM  DISORDER SHALL ANNUALLY, ON OR BEFORE SEPTEMBER FIRST, COMPILE AND
SUBMIT TO THE SUPERINTENDENT A LIST OF SUCCESSFUL TREATMENT AND  THERAPY
OPTIONS FOR AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER THAT WILL BE REQUIRED TO BE COVERED
PURSUANT  TO  PARAGRAPH  TWENTY-FIVE  OF SUBSECTION (I) OF SECTION THREE
THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED SIXTEEN, PARAGRAPH SEVENTEEN OF SUBSECTION  (1)  OF

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06971-01-3

S2707A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Add §342, amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3405A
2009-2010: S385

S2707A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires health insurers to provide full coverage for the prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder; establishes an advisory panel on health insurance coverage for autism spectrum disorder to annually compile a list of treatments and therapy options for which health insurers will be required to provide coverage; establishes a toll-free, 24 hour a day, autism and health insurance coverage hotline to receive and act upon complaints and questions from families with autistic children, relating to insurance coverage for autism spectrum disorder.

S2707A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2707A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2707--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 23, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- 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 establishing an  advi-
  sory panel on health insurance coverage for autism spectrum disorder

  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  342
to read as follows:
  S  342. COVERAGE FOR AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER. (A) (1) THERE IS HEREBY
ESTABLISHED WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT AN ADVISORY PANEL ON HEALTH  INSURANCE
COVERAGE  FOR  AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER. SUCH PANEL SHALL BE COMPOSED OF
NINE MEMBERS WHO ARE EXPERTS IN HEALTH CARE AND  APPOINTED  AS  FOLLOWS:
SEVEN MEMBERS WHO ARE OFFICERS OR EMPLOYEES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH,
OFFICE  OF  MENTAL  HEALTH  OR  THE OFFICE FOR PEOPLE WITH DEVELOPMENTAL
DISABILITIES SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR; AND THE TEMPORARY PRES-
IDENT OF THE SENATE AND THE SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY SHALL EACH APPOINT A
MEMBER WHO IS A REPRESENTATIVE OF AN AUTISM ADVOCACY GROUP. EACH  MEMBER
SHALL  SERVE A TERM OF TWO YEARS. THE GOVERNOR SHALL DESIGNATE THE CHAIR
OF THE PANEL FROM AMONG HIS OR HER APPOINTEES. VACANCIES IN THE  MEMBER-
SHIP  OF  THE  PANEL SHALL BE FILLED IN THE MANNER PROVIDED FOR ORIGINAL
APPOINTMENTS.
  (2) THE MEMBERS OF THE PANEL SHALL RECEIVE NO COMPENSATION  FOR  THEIR
SERVICES  BUT  SHALL  BE  ALLOWED  THEIR  ACTUAL  AND NECESSARY EXPENSES
INCURRED IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR DUTIES PURSUANT TO THIS SUBSECTION.
  (3) THE ADVISORY PANEL ON HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR  AUTISM  SPEC-
TRUM  DISORDER SHALL ANNUALLY, ON OR BEFORE SEPTEMBER FIRST, COMPILE AND
SUBMIT TO THE SUPERINTENDENT A LIST OF SUCCESSFUL TREATMENT AND  THERAPY
OPTIONS FOR AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER THAT WILL BE REQUIRED TO BE COVERED

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06971-02-4

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