|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to codes|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to codes|
senate Bill S652
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
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- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
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S652 - Details
S652 - Summary
Adds medical and health insurance information within the definitions of identity theft.
S652 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S652 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the penal law, the general business law and the state technology law, in relation to adding medical and health insurance information within the definitions of identity theft PURPOSE: This bill intends to protect individuals from medical identity theft by including medical and health insurance information within the definition of identity theft. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Adds medical information and health information to the definition of identity theft in Section 190.78-79 of the penal law, Section 899-aa of the general business law, and section 208 of the state technology law. Defines medical information to mean "any information regarding an individual medical history, mental or physical condition, or medical treatment of diagnosis by a health care professional." Defines health insurance information to mean "an individual's health insurance policy number or subscriber identification number, any unique identifier used by a health insurer to identify the individual
S652 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 652 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SAMPSON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Codes AN ACT to amend the penal law, the general business law and the state technology law, in relation to adding medical and health insurance information within the definitions of identity theft THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 190.78 of the penal law, as added by chapter 619 of the laws of 2002, is amended to read as follows: S 190.78 Identity theft in the third degree. A person is guilty of identity theft in the third degree when he or she knowingly and with intent to defraud assumes the identity of another person by presenting himself or herself as that other person, or by acting as that other person or by using personal identifying information of that other person, and thereby: 1. obtains goods, money, MEDICAL INFORMATION, HEALTH INSURANCE INFOR- MATION, property or services or uses credit in the name of such other person or causes financial loss to such person or to another person or persons; or 2. commits a class A misdemeanor or higher level crime. 3. (A) FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM "MEDICAL INFORMA- TION" MEANS ANY INFORMATION REGARDING AN INDIVIDUAL'S MEDICAL HISTORY, MENTAL OR PHYSICAL CONDITION, OR MEDICAL TREATMENT OR DIAGNOSIS BY A HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL. (B) FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM "HEALTH INSURANCE INFORMATION" MEANS AN INDIVIDUAL'S HEALTH INSURANCE POLICY NUMBER OR SUBSCRIBER IDENTIFICATION NUMBER, ANY UNIQUE IDENTIFIER USED BY A HEALTH INSURER TO IDENTIFY THE INDIVIDUAL OR ANY INFORMATION IN AN INDIVIDUAL'S APPLICATION AND CLAIMS HISTORY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, APPEALS HISTORY. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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