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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to insurance|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to insurance|
senate Bill S543
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S543 - Details
S543 - Summary
Requires providers of health care policies to provide coverage for colorectal cancer early detection for persons fifty years of age or older; requires the superintendent of insurance to provide notification to enrollees of such coverage via mail.
S543 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S543 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the insurance law, in relation to providing insurance coverage for colorectal cancer early detection PURPOSE: This bill will require health insurance providers to cover the costs of colon screening by colonoscopy in men and women age 50 and older. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill amends paragraph 27 of subsection (i) of section 3216 of the insurance law, as added by chapter 457 of the laws of 2010, renumbered paragraph 30 and will add a new paragraph 32 to read as follows: (32) Every policy issued or delivered in this state shall provide coverage for colon cancer screening for persons fifty years of age or older. Such coverage shall include, but not be limited to, the costs of a colonoscopy or coloscopy. JUSTIFICATION: Colon cancer is the second leading cancer killer in America and is the primary cancer killer among nonsmokers. Without preventative action, one in every 17 Americans will be diagnosed with
S543 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 543 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. KENNEDY -- 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 providing insurance coverage for colorectal cancer early detection THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph 27 of subsection (i) of section 3216 of the insurance law, as added by chapter 457 of the laws of 2010, is renum- bered paragraph 30, paragraph 28 of subsection (i) of section 3216 of the insurance law, as amended by chapter 11 of the laws of 2012, is renumbered paragraph 31 and a new paragraph 32 is added to read as follows: (32) (A) EVERY POLICY WHICH PROVIDES COVERAGE PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL PROVIDE COVERAGE TO ANY NAMED SUBSCRIBER OR OTHER PERSON COVERED THEREUNDER FOR EXPENSES INCURRED IN CONDUCTING COLORECTAL CANCER EXAM- INATIONS AND LABORATORY TESTS AT REGULAR INTERVALS, INCLUDING EXPENSES INCURRED IN CONDUCTING PHYSICIAN CONSULTATIONS FOR COLORECTAL CANCER PRIOR TO SUCH EXAMINATIONS AND TESTS, FOR PERSONS FIFTY YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AND FOR PERSONS OF ANY AGE WHO ARE CONSIDERED TO BE AT HIGH RISK FOR COLORECTAL CANCER. THE METHODS OF SCREENING FOR WHICH BENEFITS SHALL BE PROVIDED SHALL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO: (I) A SCREENING FECAL OCCULT BLOOD TEST; (II) FLEXIBLE SIGMOIDOSCOPY; (III) COLONOSCOPY; (IV) BARIUM ENEMA; OR (V) THE MOST RELIABLE, MEDICALLY RECOGNIZED SCREENING TEST AVAILABLE; AND (VI) ANY COMBINATION THEREOF. THE METHOD AND FREQUENCY OF SCREENING TO BE UTILIZED SHALL BE IN ACCORD WITH THE MOST RECENTLY PUBLISHED GUIDELINES OF THE AMERICAN EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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