senate Bill S5979

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires mandatory health insurance coverage for tracking devices for children with developmental disabilities

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to insurance
Nov 06, 2013 referred to rules

S5979 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8301
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L

S5979 - Summary

Requires mandatory health insurance coverage for tracking devices to be used on children with developmental disabilities.

S5979 - Sponsor Memo

S5979 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5979

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            November 6, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SAVINO -- 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  mandatory  health
  insurance  coverage  for  tracking  devices for children with develop-
  mental disabilities

  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, MAJOR  MEDICAL,  OR  SIMILAR
COMPREHENSIVE  TYPE  COVERAGE  SHALL  INCLUDE  COVERAGE FOR GPS TRACKING
DEVICES TO BE USED ON CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, PROVIDED
THAT THE TREATING PHYSICIAN  OR  OTHER  LICENSED  HEALTH  CARE  PROVIDER
ISSUES  A WRITTEN ORDER STATING SUCH DEVICE IS NECESSARY FOR THE CHILD'S
WELFARE.
  S 2. Subsection (l) of section 3221 of the insurance law is amended by
adding a new paragraph 19 to read as follows:
  (19) EVERY POLICY WHICH PROVIDES MEDICAL, MAJOR  MEDICAL,  OR  SIMILAR
COMPREHENSIVE  TYPE  COVERAGE  SHALL  INCLUDE  COVERAGE FOR GPS TRACKING
DEVICES TO BE USED ON CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, PROVIDED
THAT THE TREATING PHYSICIAN  OR  OTHER  LICENSED  HEALTH  CARE  PROVIDER
ISSUES  A WRITTEN ORDER STATING SUCH DEVICE IS NECESSARY FOR THE CHILD'S
WELFARE.
  S 3. Section 4303 of the insurance law is  amended  by  adding  a  new
subsection (oo) to read as follows:
  (OO)  EVERY  POLICY  WHICH PROVIDES MEDICAL, MAJOR MEDICAL, OR SIMILAR
COMPREHENSIVE TYPE COVERAGE SHALL  INCLUDE  COVERAGE  FOR  GPS  TRACKING
DEVICES TO BE USED ON CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, PROVIDED
THAT  THE  TREATING  PHYSICIAN  OR  OTHER  LICENSED HEALTH CARE PROVIDER
ISSUES A WRITTEN ORDER STATING SUCH DEVICE IS NECESSARY FOR THE  CHILD'S
WELFARE.
  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 effective date.

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