assembly Bill A490A

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Enacts "Hannah's law"; requires certain insurance policies to include coverage for the cost of enteral formulas

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Oct 21, 2013 signed chap.388
Oct 09, 2013 delivered to governor
Jun 18, 2013 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.290
substituted for a490a
Jun 18, 2013 substituted by s2287a
Jun 17, 2013 ordered to third reading rules cal.290
rules report cal.290
reported
Jun 12, 2013 reported referred to rules
reported referred to ways and means
Jun 07, 2013 print number 490a
Jun 07, 2013 amend (t) and recommit to insurance
Jan 09, 2013 referred to insurance

Votes

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Apr 23, 2013 - Finance committee Vote

S2287
33
0
committee
33
Aye
0
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mar 18, 2013 - Insurance committee Vote

S2287
19
0
committee
19
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Co-Sponsors

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Multi-Sponsors

A490 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2287
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221, 4303 & 4322, Ins L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A2188, S628
2011-2012: A8413, S5034

A490 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts "Hannah's law"; requires that every health insurance policy or contract which provides coverage for prescription drugs include coverage for the cost of enteral formulas administered orally or via feeding tube.

A490 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   490

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. PAULIN, GUNTHER, MAISEL, ZEBROWSKI, KATZ, ROSEN-
  THAL, HOOPER -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.  CERETTO,  DINOWITZ  --
  read once and referred to the Committee on Insurance

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  insurance law, in relation to requiring certain
  health insurance policies to include coverage for the cost of  enteral
  formulas  for  the  treatment  of eosinophilic esophagitis and related
  eosinophilic disorders

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

  Section  1.  Short title.  This act shall be known and may be cited as
"Hannah's law".
  S 2. Paragraph 21 of subsection (i) of section 3216 of  the  insurance
law,  as added by chapter 177 of the laws of 1997, is amended to read as
follows:
  (21) Every policy which provides coverage for prescription drugs shall
include coverage for the cost of enteral formulas for home use,  WHETHER
ADMINISTERED  ORALLY OR VIA TUBE FEEDING, for which a physician or other
licensed health care provider  legally  authorized  to  prescribe  under
title  eight of the education law has issued a written order. Such writ-
ten order shall state that the  enteral  formula  is  clearly  medically
necessary  and has been proven effective as a disease-specific treatment
regimen for those individuals who are or  will  become  malnourished  or
suffer  from  disorders, which if left untreated, cause chronic physical
disability, mental retardation or death.  Specific  diseases  for  which
enteral  formulas  have been proven effective shall include, but are not
limited to, inherited diseases of amino acid or organic acid metabolism;
Crohn's  Disease;  EOSINOPHILIC  ESOPHAGITIS  AND  RELATED  EOSINOPHILIC
DISORDERS;  gastroesophageal reflux with failure to thrive; disorders of
gastrointestinal motility such as chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction;
and multiple, severe food allergies which if left untreated  will  cause

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

Co-Sponsors

Multi-Sponsors

A490A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2287
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221, 4303 & 4322, Ins L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A2188, S628
2011-2012: A8413, S5034

A490A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts "Hannah's law"; requires that every health insurance policy or contract which provides coverage for prescription drugs include coverage for the cost of enteral formulas administered orally or via feeding tube.

A490A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 490--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. PAULIN, GUNTHER, MAISEL, ZEBROWSKI, KATZ, ROSEN-
  THAL, HOOPER -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.  CERETTO,  DINOWITZ  --
  read  once  and  referred  to  the Committee on Insurance -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the insurance law,  in  relation  to  requiring  certain
  health  insurance policies to include coverage for the cost of enteral
  formulas whether administered orally or via tube feeding

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

  Section  1.  Short title.  This act shall be known and may be cited as
"Hannah's law".
  S 2. Paragraph 21 of subsection (i) of section 3216 of  the  insurance
law,  as added by chapter 177 of the laws of 1997, is amended to read as
follows:
  (21) Every policy which provides coverage for prescription drugs shall
include coverage for the cost of enteral formulas for home use,  WHETHER
ADMINISTERED  ORALLY OR VIA TUBE FEEDING, for which a physician or other
licensed health care provider  legally  authorized  to  prescribe  under
title  eight of the education law has issued a written order. Such writ-
ten order shall state that the  enteral  formula  is  clearly  medically
necessary  and has been proven effective as a disease-specific treatment
regimen for those individuals who are or  will  become  malnourished  or
suffer  from  disorders, which if left untreated, cause chronic physical
disability, mental retardation or death.  Specific  diseases  for  which
enteral  formulas  have been proven effective shall include, but are not
limited to, inherited diseases of amino acid or organic acid metabolism;
Crohn's Disease; gastroesophageal reflux with failure to thrive;  disor-
ders  of gastrointestinal motility such as chronic intestinal pseudo-ob-
struction; and multiple, severe food allergies which if  left  untreated

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

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