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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to insurance|
|Jan 30, 2013||referred to insurance|
senate Bill S3139
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S3139 - Details
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Insurance Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §3217-a, add §3240, Ins L; amd §366-a, Soc Serv L
- Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S3139 - Summary
Requires health insurance companies to provide health proxy forms to the insured and to store completed proxies on behalf of the insured; requires the department of social services to provide health proxy forms and instructions to persons applying for Medicaid.
S3139 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S3139 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the insurance law, in relation to requiring health insurance companies to provide health care proxy forms to the insured and to store completed proxies on behalf of the insured and to amend the social services law, in relation to requiring the department of social services to provide health care proxy forms and instructions to applicants for Medicaid PURPOSE OF GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To require health insurance providers in New York State to issue and store health care proxy forms and written descriptions of its purpose for policyholders. SUMMARY: Section one adds a new subsection (f) to Section 3217-a of the insurance law to require health insurance providers to give the health proxy form to all policy holders upon request and every two years. Completion of the form by the policy holder is not mandatory. Section two of this bill adds a new section 3240 which requires the health insurance provider to receive and store the completed proxy form with the enrollees other records. The insurance carrier shall provide the proxy form to the healthcare institutions/medical personnel who need to contact the proxy named on the form in the course of the policyholder's care.
S3139 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3139 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 30, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. KRUEGER -- 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 health insurance companies to provide health care proxy forms to the insured and to store completed proxies on behalf of the insured and to amend the social services law, in relation to requiring the department of social services to provide health care proxy forms and instructions to applicants for Medicaid THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 3217-a of the insurance law is amended by adding a new subsection (f) to read as follows: (F) EACH INSURER SUBJECT TO THIS ARTICLE SHALL SUPPLY TO EACH INSURED BIENNIALLY, OR UPON REQUEST, TO EACH PROSPECTIVE INSURED PRIOR TO ENROLLMENT, A WRITTEN HEALTH CARE PROXY FORM AND A WRITTEN DESCRIPTION OF THE PURPOSE OF THE HEALTH CARE PROXY FORM AND THE PROCEDURE BY WHICH TO COMPLETE SUCH FORM. S 2. The insurance law is amended by adding a new section 3240 to read as follows: S 3240. HEALTH CARE PROXY. (A) AN INSURER SUBJECT TO THIS ARTICLE SHALL ACCEPT RECEIPT FROM AN INSURED OF HIS OR HER COMPLETED HEALTH CARE PROXY AND STORE SUCH COMPLETED PROXY WITH THE INSURED'S PERMANENT RECORDS. THE INSURED MAY SUBMIT SUCH PROXY TO THE INSURER AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION OR ENROLLMENT OF HIS OR HER HEALTH INSURANCE POLICY OR AT ANY TIME THE INSURED HOLDS A POLICY WITH THE INSURER. THE INSURED MAY FILE AN UPDATED COMPLETED PROXY WITH HIS OR HER INSURER AT ANY TIME THE INSURED HOLDS A POLICY WITH THE INSURER. (B) AN INSURER SHALL PROVIDE A COPY OF AN INSURED'S MOST RECENTLY EXECUTED HEALTH CARE PROXY STORED WITH THE INSURED'S PERMANENT RECORDS BY THE INSURER TO ANY HEALTH CARE PROVIDER OR INSTITUTION TREATING THE EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01000-01-3
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