senate Bill S7934

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides for drug screening for certain children and provides for insurance coverage for such screening

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Aug 11, 2014 referred to rules

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S7934 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2507, Pub Health L; amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L

S7934 - Summary

Provides for mandatory drug screening for certain children; provides for insurance coverage for such screening.

S7934 - Sponsor Memo

S7934 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  7934

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             August 11, 2014
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in  relation  to  providing  drug
  screening  for  certain  children;  and to amend the insurance law, in
  relation to providing coverage for such drug screening

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

  Section  1.  The  public health law is amended by adding a new section
2507 to read as follows:
  S 2507. DRUG SCREENING FOR CERTAIN CHILDREN.   1. EVERY  CHILD  TWELVE
YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER BUT YOUNGER THAN NINETEEN YEARS OF AGE MAY AS PART
OF HIS OR HER ANNUAL PHYSICAL PROVIDED BY A HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL, BE
SCREENED  FOR  THE  USE OF DRUGS. DRUGS THAT SHALL BE SCREENED FOR UNDER
THIS SECTION SHALL BE DETERMINED BY THE COMMISSIONER.  FOR  PURPOSES  OF
THIS  SECTION  THE  TERM  "HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL" SHALL MEAN A HEALTH
CARE PROFESSIONAL APPROPRIATELY LICENSED, REGISTERED OR CERTIFIED PURSU-
ANT TO TITLE EIGHT OF THE EDUCATION LAW.
  2. A POSITIVE RESULT TO ANY TEST RECEIVED  UNDER  SUBDIVISION  ONE  OF
THIS  SECTION  SHALL  NOT  BE  REQUIRED  TO BE REPORTED BY A HEALTH CARE
PROFESSIONAL PURSUANT TO TITLE SIX OF ARTICLE SIX OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES
LAW IN THE ABSENCE OF EVIDENCE THAT SUCH CHILD HAS  OTHERWISE  BEEN  THE
SUBJECT OF NEGLECT OR ABUSE.
  S 2. Subsection (i) of section 3216 of the insurance law is amended by
adding a new paragraph 32 to read as follows:
  (32)(A)  EVERY  HEALTH  INSURANCE  POLICY  ISSUED OR DELIVERED IN THIS
STATE SHALL PROVIDE  COVERAGE  FOR  DRUG  SCREENING  AS  ESTABLISHED  BY
SECTION TWENTY-FIVE HUNDRED SEVEN OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW.
  (B)  COVERAGE PROVIDED PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL NOT BE SUBJECT
TO DEDUCTIBLES, COINSURANCE, OR COPAYMENTS.
  (C) ANY REIMBURSEMENT MADE PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH TO A HEALTH CARE
PROVIDER SHALL BE MADE WITHOUT DISCLOSURE TO ANY PARTY OF THE RESULTS OF
SUCH DRUG SCREENING. DISCLOSURE OF THE RESULTS MAY ONLY BE MADE WITH THE
WRITTEN CONSENT OF THE PARENT OF SUCH CHILD, OR IF SUCH CHILD IS SIXTEEN
YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER, WITH THE CONSENT OF SUCH CHILD.

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

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