senate Bill S889

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides for health insurance coverage for nutritional care provided through licensed nutritionists

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

S889 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7955
Current Committee:
Senate Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง4301, Ins L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3023, A5053
2009-2010: S2071, A4772

S889 - Bill Texts

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Provides for health insurance coverage for nutritional care provided through licensed nutritionists.

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BILL NUMBER:S889

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the insurance law, in relation to health insurance coverage for
services by nutritionists

PURPOSE:
This bill will provide health insurance coverage for nutritional care
provided through licensed Nutritionists.

JUSTIFICATION:
It is vital for health insurance coverage to reflect the needs of its
policy holders. The increased diagnosis of heart disease, diabetes,
hypertension and obesity make it necessary for policy holders to
avail themselves of the services of licensed Nutritionists.
Nutritionists complement the overall medical treatment program
provided by primary care physicians for life-threatening diseases.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2011-12: S.3023/A.5053 - Died in Insurance
2009-10: S.2071 - Died in Insurance; A.4772

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
Effective on January 1, next succeeding the date on which it shall
have become a law.

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

                                   889

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- 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  health  insurance
  coverage for services by nutritionists

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

  Section 1. Subparagraphs (J) and (K) of paragraph 1 of subsection  (b)
of  section  4301  of the insurance law, as relettered by chapter 456 of
the laws of 1993, are amended and a new subparagraph  (L)  is  added  to
read as follows:
  (J) necessary appliances, drugs, medicines and supplies, [and]
  (K)  bio-analytical  or  clinical  laboratory examinations and reports
thereof reported to a physician, osteopath, dentist, optometrist, podia-
trist, chiropractor or physical therapist made by any privately operated
bioanalytical or clinical laboratory[.], AND
  (L) NUTRITIONAL CARE PROVIDED THROUGH LICENSED NUTRITIONISTS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next  succeed-
ing the date on which it shall have become a law.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02819-01-3

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