senate Bill S543

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires providers of health care policies to provide coverage for colorectal cancer early detection

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to insurance
Jan 09, 2013 referred to insurance

S543 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A639
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S6941, A552
2009-2010: A6140

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

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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