senate Bill S649

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to actions by health care providers against patients

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

S649 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1681
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Add §3224-d, Ins L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S1222, A866
2009-2010: S1738, A1518

S649 - Summary

Relates to actions by health care providers against patients; provides that it shall be an affirmative defense to an action by a health care provider against a patient for recovery of payment for an outstanding bill that such health care provider failed to submit such insurance claim to the patient's insurer in a timely manner.

S649 - Sponsor Memo

S649 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   649

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. STAVISKY -- 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 actions by health care
  providers against patients

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

  Section 1. The insurance law is amended by adding a new section 3224-d
to read as follows:
  S  3224-D.  ACTIONS  BY  HEALTH  CARE  PROVIDERS  RELATED TO INSURANCE
CLAIMS. IN ANY ACTION BROUGHT  BY  A  HEALTH  CARE  PROVIDER  AGAINST  A
PATIENT  TO  RECOVER  PAYMENT  FOR  AN  OUTSTANDING  BILL,  FOR SERVICES
RENDERED BY SUCH HEALTH  CARE  PROVIDER,  IT  SHALL  BE  AN  AFFIRMATIVE
DEFENSE  TO  SUCH  ACTION THAT THE HEALTH CARE PROVIDER FAILED TO SUBMIT
THE INSURANCE CLAIM TO THE PATIENT'S INSURER IN A TIMELY MANNER.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
have  become a law, and shall apply to civil actions brought on or after
such effective date.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03569-01-3

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