senate Bill S3139

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires health insurance companies to provide health proxy forms to the insured and to store completed proxies on behalf of the insured

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Jan 08, 2014 referred to insurance
Jan 30, 2013 referred to insurance

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:
S6939

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

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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