senate Bill S3478A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires health insurers to provide coverage for long term medical care for Lyme disease and other tick borne related pathogens; establishes educational measures

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2014 referred to insurance
Jun 07, 2013 print number 3478a
amend (t) and recommit to health
Apr 22, 2013 reported and committed to health
Mar 21, 2013 notice of committee consideration - requested
Feb 04, 2013 referred to insurance

Bill Amendments

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S3478 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5174A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L; add §§209-I & 630-d, Tax L; add §97-cc, St Fin L

S3478 - Summary

Requires health insurers to provide coverage for long term medical care for Lyme disease and other tick borne related pathogens; provides for taxpayer gifts for tick borne illness research, detection and education; establishes the tick borne illness research, detection and education fund.

S3478 - Sponsor Memo

S3478 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3478

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 4, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GIPSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Insurance

AN ACT to amend the insurance law and the workers' compensation law,  in
  relation  to  coverage  of long term medical care for Lyme disease and
  other tick borne related pathogens; and to  amend  the  public  health
  law,  the  tax law and the state finance law, in relation to providing
  for taxpayer gifts for tick  borne  illness  research,  detection  and
  education  and establishing the tick borne illness research, detection
  and education fund

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "tick borne
illness treatment and education act of 2013".
  S 2. Subsection (i) of section 3216 of the insurance law is amended by
adding a new paragraph 30 to read as follows:
  (30)  EVERY  INSURER ISSUING A POLICY OF ACCIDENT AND HEALTH INSURANCE
FOR DELIVERY IN THIS STATE SHALL PROVIDE  COVERAGE  FOR  ALL  COSTS  FOR
TREATMENT  OF  LYME  DISEASE  (LYME  BORRELIOSIS)  AND  OTHER TICK BORNE
RELATED PATHOGENS. SUCH TREATMENT SHALL INCLUDE  NOT  LESS  THAN  THIRTY
DAYS  OF  INTRAVENOUS  ANTIBIOTIC THERAPY, SIXTY DAYS OF ORAL ANTIBIOTIC
THERAPY, OR BOTH, AND SHALL PROVIDE FURTHER TREATMENT IF RECOMMENDED  BY
A PHYSICIAN LICENSED TO PRACTICE MEDICINE IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK.
  S 3. Subsection (l) of section 3221 of the insurance law is amended by
adding a new paragraph 19 to read as follows:
  (19) EVERY GROUP OR BLANKET POLICY DELIVERED OR ISSUED FOR DELIVERY IN
THIS  STATE  WHICH PROVIDES HOSPITAL, SURGICAL OR MEDICAL COVERAGE SHALL
PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR ALL COSTS  FOR  TREATMENT  OF  LYME  DISEASE  (LYME
BORRELIOSIS)  AND  OTHER  TICK  BORNE  RELATED PATHOGENS. SUCH TREATMENT
SHALL INCLUDE NOT LESS THAN THIRTY DAYS OF INTRAVENOUS ANTIBIOTIC THERA-
PY, SIXTY DAYS OF ORAL ANTIBIOTIC THERAPY, OR BOTH,  AND  SHALL  PROVIDE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08366-03-3

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S3478A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5174A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L; add §§209-I & 630-d, Tax L; add §97-cc, St Fin L

S3478A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires health insurers to provide coverage for long term medical care for Lyme disease and other tick borne related pathogens; provides for taxpayer gifts for tick borne illness research, detection and education; establishes the tick borne illness research, detection and education fund.

S3478A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3478A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3478--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 4, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. GIPSON, CARLUCCI, DILAN, LATIMER, SAMPSON, TKACZYK
  -- 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 Health -- committee discharged, bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee

AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to coverage of long  term
  medical  care for Lyme disease and other tick borne related pathogens;
  and to amend the tax law and the state finance  law,  in  relation  to
  providing   for  taxpayer  gifts  for  tick  borne  illness  research,
  detection and  education  and  establishing  the  tick  borne  illness
  research, detection and education fund

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "tick borne
illness treatment and education act of 2013".
  S 2. Subsection (i) of section 3216 of the insurance law is amended by
adding a new paragraph 30 to read as follows:
  (30) EVERY INSURER ISSUING A POLICY OF ACCIDENT AND  HEALTH  INSURANCE
FOR  DELIVERY  IN  THIS  STATE  SHALL PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR ALL COSTS FOR
TREATMENT OF LYME  DISEASE  (LYME  BORRELIOSIS)  AND  OTHER  TICK  BORNE
RELATED  PATHOGENS.    SUCH TREATMENT MAY INCLUDE INTRAVENOUS ANTIBIOTIC
THERAPY, ORAL ANTIBIOTIC THERAPY, OR ANY OTHER TREATMENT, OR ANY  COMBI-
NATION OF TREATMENTS, PROVIDED SUCH TREATMENT IS RECOMMENDED BY A PHYSI-
CIAN LICENSED TO PRACTICE MEDICINE IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK.
  S 3. Subsection (l) of section 3221 of the insurance law is amended by
adding a new paragraph 19 to read as follows:
  (19) EVERY GROUP OR BLANKET POLICY DELIVERED OR ISSUED FOR DELIVERY IN
THIS  STATE  WHICH PROVIDES HOSPITAL, SURGICAL OR MEDICAL COVERAGE SHALL
PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR ALL COSTS  FOR  TREATMENT  OF  LYME  DISEASE  (LYME
BORRELIOSIS) AND OTHER TICK BORNE RELATED PATHOGENS.  SUCH TREATMENT MAY

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08366-07-3

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