senate Bill S3737A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Prohibits limitations in health insurance contracts or policies with respect to massage therapy performed by a licensed massage therapist

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Jan 31, 2014 print number 3737a
amend and recommit to insurance
Jan 08, 2014 referred to insurance
Feb 13, 2013 referred to insurance

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S3737 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S5869A
2009-2010: S2356

S3737 - Summary

Prohibits limitations in health insurance contracts or policies with respect to coverage of massage therapy performed by a licensed massage therapist.

S3737 - Sponsor Memo

S3737 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3737

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 13, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. ADDABBO -- 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  prohibiting  certain
  limitations or exclusions regarding massage therapy

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

  Section 1. Subsection (i) of section 3216  of  the  insurance  law  is
amended by adding a new paragraph 30 to read as follows:
  (30) NO POLICY WHICH PROVIDES COVERAGE FOR MEDICAL CARE SHALL LIMIT OR
EXCLUDE COVERAGE OF CARE IN CONNECTION WITH MASSAGE THERAPY PERFORMED BY
A MASSAGE THERAPIST LICENSED PURSUANT TO THE EDUCATION LAW.
  S 2. Subsection (k) of section 3221 of the insurance law is amended by
adding a new paragraph 19 to read as follows:
  (19)  NO GROUP POLICY ISSUED OR DELIVERED IN THIS STATE WHICH PROVIDES
COVERAGE FOR MEDICAL CARE SHALL LIMIT OR EXCLUDE  COVERAGE  OF  CARE  IN
CONNECTION  WITH  MASSAGE  THERAPY  PERFORMED  BY  A  MASSAGE  THERAPIST
LICENSED PURSUANT TO THE EDUCATION LAW.
  S 3. Section 4303 of the insurance law is  amended  by  adding  a  new
subsection (jj) to read as follows:
  (JJ)  NO  CONTRACT ISSUED BY A HEALTH SERVICE CORPORATION OR A MEDICAL
EXPENSE INDEMNITY CORPORATION WHICH PROVIDES COVERAGE FOR  MEDICAL  CARE
SHALL LIMIT OR EXCLUDE COVERAGE OF CARE IN CONNECTION WITH MASSAGE THER-
APY  PERFORMED BY A MASSAGE THERAPIST LICENSED PURSUANT TO THE EDUCATION
LAW.
  S 4. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
have  become  a  law  and  shall apply to policies and contracts issued,
renewed, modified, altered or amended on or after such date.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08287-01-3

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S3737A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S5869A
2009-2010: S2356

S3737A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits limitations in health insurance contracts or policies with respect to coverage of massage therapy performed by a licensed massage therapist.

S3737A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3737A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3737--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 13, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. ADDABBO, AVELLA -- 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 prohibiting certain
  limitations or exclusions regarding massage therapy

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

  Section  1.  Subsection  (i)  of  section 3216 of the insurance law is
amended by adding a new paragraph 30 to read as follows:
  (30) NO POLICY WHICH PROVIDES COVERAGE FOR MEDICAL CARE SHALL LIMIT OR
EXCLUDE COVERAGE OF CARE IN CONNECTION WITH MASSAGE THERAPY PERFORMED BY
A MASSAGE THERAPIST LICENSED PURSUANT TO THE EDUCATION LAW.
  S 2. Subsection (k) of section 3221 of the insurance law is amended by
adding a new paragraph 19 to read as follows:
  (19) NO GROUP POLICY ISSUED OR DELIVERED IN THIS STATE WHICH  PROVIDES
COVERAGE  FOR  MEDICAL  CARE  SHALL LIMIT OR EXCLUDE COVERAGE OF CARE IN
CONNECTION  WITH  MASSAGE  THERAPY  PERFORMED  BY  A  MASSAGE  THERAPIST
LICENSED PURSUANT TO THE EDUCATION LAW.
  S  3.  Section  4303  of  the insurance law is amended by adding a new
subsection (oo) to read as follows:
  (OO) NO CONTRACT ISSUED BY A HEALTH SERVICE CORPORATION OR  A  MEDICAL
EXPENSE  INDEMNITY  CORPORATION WHICH PROVIDES COVERAGE FOR MEDICAL CARE
SHALL LIMIT OR EXCLUDE COVERAGE OF CARE IN CONNECTION WITH MASSAGE THER-
APY PERFORMED BY A MASSAGE THERAPIST LICENSED PURSUANT TO THE  EDUCATION
LAW.
  S  4.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
have become a law and shall apply  to  policies  and  contracts  issued,
renewed, modified, altered or amended on or after such date.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08287-02-4

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