senate Bill S5937A

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes insurance coverage for equipment and supplies used for the treatment of ostomies

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  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Sep 23, 2014 signed chap.364
Sep 11, 2014 delivered to governor
Jun 18, 2014 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1558
substituted for s5937a
Jun 18, 2014 substituted by a8137a
ordered to third reading cal.1558
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 06, 2014 print number 5937a
amend and recommit to insurance
Jan 08, 2014 referred to insurance
Sep 18, 2013 referred to rules

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S5937 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8137A
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L

S5937 - Summary

Authorizes insurance coverage for equipment and supplies used for the treatment of ostomies.

S5937 - Sponsor Memo

S5937 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5937

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                           September 18, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to authorizing  insurance
  coverage for equipment and supplies used for the treatment of ostomies

  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) EVERY POLICY WHICH PROVIDES MEDICAL COVERAGE THAT INCLUDES COVER-
AGE  FOR  PHYSICIAN  SERVICES  IN  A PHYSICIAN'S OFFICE AND EVERY POLICY
WHICH PROVIDES MAJOR  MEDICAL  OR  SIMILAR  COMPREHENSIVE-TYPE  COVERAGE
SHALL INCLUDE COVERAGE FOR THE FOLLOWING EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES USED FOR
THE  TREATMENT  OF OSTOMIES, IF RECOMMENDED OR PRESCRIBED BY A PHYSICIAN
OR OTHER LICENSED HEALTH CARE PROVIDER LEGALLY AUTHORIZED  TO  PRESCRIBE
UNDER  TITLE  EIGHT  OF  THE  EDUCATION  LAW:  FLANGES, COLLECTION BAGS,
CLAMPS, IRRIGATION DEVICES, SANITIZING PRODUCTS, OSTOMY RINGS AND OSTOMY
BELTS. IN ADDITION, THE COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF  HEALTH  SHALL
PROVIDE  AND  PERIODICALLY  UPDATE BY RULE OR REGULATION A LIST OF ADDI-
TIONAL OSTOMY EQUIPMENT AND  RELATED  SUPPLIES  SUCH  AS  ARE  MEDICALLY
NECESSARY  FOR  THE  TREATMENT OF OSTOMIES FOR WHICH THERE SHALL ALSO BE
COVERAGE.
  S 2. Subsection (k) of section 3221 of the insurance law is amended by
adding a new paragraph 19 to read as follows:
  (19) EVERY GROUP OR  BLANKET  ACCIDENT  AND  HEALTH  INSURANCE  POLICY
ISSUED  OR  ISSUED  FOR  DELIVERY  IN  THIS STATE WHICH PROVIDES MEDICAL
COVERAGE THAT INCLUDES COVERAGE FOR PHYSICIAN SERVICES IN A  PHYSICIAN'S
OFFICE  AND EVERY POLICY WHICH PROVIDES MAJOR MEDICAL OR SIMILAR COMPRE-
HENSIVE-TYPE COVERAGE SHALL INCLUDE COVERAGE FOR THE FOLLOWING EQUIPMENT
AND SUPPLIES USED FOR THE  TREATMENT  OF  OSTOMIES,  IF  RECOMMENDED  OR
PRESCRIBED BY A PHYSICIAN OR OTHER LICENSED HEALTH CARE PROVIDER LEGALLY
AUTHORIZED TO PRESCRIBE UNDER TITLE EIGHT OF THE EDUCATION LAW: FLANGES,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11677-01-3

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S5937A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8137A
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L

S5937A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes insurance coverage for equipment and supplies used for the treatment of ostomies.

S5937A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5937A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5937--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                           September 18, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  VALESKY, AVELLA, BALL, KENNEDY, LATIMER, MARTINS,
  TKACZYK -- read twice and ordered printed,  and  when  printed  to  be
  committed to the Committee on Rules -- 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 authorizing  insurance
  coverage for equipment and supplies used for the treatment of ostomies

  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) EVERY POLICY WHICH PROVIDES MEDICAL COVERAGE THAT INCLUDES COVER-
AGE  FOR  PHYSICIAN  SERVICES  IN  A PHYSICIAN'S OFFICE AND EVERY POLICY
WHICH PROVIDES MAJOR  MEDICAL  OR  SIMILAR  COMPREHENSIVE-TYPE  COVERAGE
SHALL INCLUDE COVERAGE FOR THE FOLLOWING EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES USED FOR
THE  TREATMENT  OF OSTOMIES, IF RECOMMENDED OR PRESCRIBED BY A PHYSICIAN
OR OTHER LICENSED HEALTH CARE PROVIDER LEGALLY AUTHORIZED  TO  PRESCRIBE
UNDER  TITLE  EIGHT  OF  THE  EDUCATION  LAW:  FLANGES, COLLECTION BAGS,
CLAMPS, IRRIGATION DEVICES, SANITIZING PRODUCTS, OSTOMY RINGS AND OSTOMY
BELTS. IN ADDITION, THE COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF  HEALTH  SHALL
PROVIDE  AND  PERIODICALLY  UPDATE BY RULE OR REGULATION A LIST OF ADDI-
TIONAL OSTOMY EQUIPMENT AND  RELATED  SUPPLIES  SUCH  AS  ARE  MEDICALLY
NECESSARY  FOR  THE  TREATMENT OF OSTOMIES FOR WHICH THERE SHALL ALSO BE
COVERAGE.
  S 2. Subsection (k) of section 3221 of the insurance law is amended by
adding a new paragraph 19 to read as follows:
  (19) EVERY GROUP OR  BLANKET  ACCIDENT  AND  HEALTH  INSURANCE  POLICY
ISSUED  OR  ISSUED  FOR  DELIVERY  IN  THIS STATE WHICH PROVIDES MEDICAL
COVERAGE THAT INCLUDES COVERAGE FOR PHYSICIAN SERVICES IN A  PHYSICIAN'S
OFFICE  AND EVERY POLICY WHICH PROVIDES MAJOR MEDICAL OR SIMILAR COMPRE-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11677-03-4

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