assembly Bill A10066

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to coverage for maternal depression screenings

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 15, 2016 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
May 19, 2016 advanced to third reading cal.721
May 17, 2016 reported
May 10, 2016 referred to health

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A10066 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7881
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §4406-f, Pub Health L; amd §§3217-g & 4306-f, Ins L

A10066 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to coverage for maternal depression screenings; provides for coverage for pediatric providers who provide screenings.

A10066 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  10066

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 10, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. RICHARDSON, GOTTFRIED -- read once and referred
  to the Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law and the insurance law, in relation
  to maternal depression screening and referral performed by a  provider
  of pediatric services

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

  Section 1. Legislative intent. The purpose of this act is  to  clarify
that where a maternal depression screening is performed by the pediatric
provider,  the "patient" is the child; no new patient record needs to be
created for the mother as patient; and the pediatric provider is covered
if he or she is in the child's health plan network, regardless of wheth-
er he or she is in the mother's health plan network.  In the traditional
situation where the mother's health care provider is providing a  mater-
nal depression screening, the mother is the patient.
  S  2. Section 4406-f of the public health law, as added by chapter 199
of the laws of 2014, is amended to read as follows:
  S 4406-f.  Maternal  depression  screenings.  To  the  extent  a  plan
provides  coverage  for maternal depression screening, no health mainte-
nance organization subject to this article shall  by  contract,  written
policy  or procedure limit a patient enrollee's direct access to screen-
ing and referral for maternal depression, as defined in subdivision  one
of  section  twenty-five  hundred-k  of this chapter, from a provider of
obstetrical, gynecologic, or pediatric services of her choice;  provided
that:  (A)  the patient enrollee's access to such services, coverage and
choice of provider is otherwise subject to the terms and  conditions  of
the plan under which the patient enrollee is covered; (B) WHERE MATERNAL
DEPRESSION SCREENING OR REFERRAL IS PERFORMED BY A PROVIDER OF PEDIATRIC
SERVICES,  THE CHILD OF THE MOTHER SHALL BE DEEMED TO BE THE PATIENT AND
THE MATERNAL DEPRESSION SCREENING AND REFERRAL SHALL BE DEEMED TO  BE  A
SERVICE  PROVIDED  TO  THE CHILD; AND (C) OTHERWISE, THE MOTHER SHALL BE
DEEMED TO BE THE PATIENT  AND  THE  MATERNAL  DEPRESSION  SCREENING  AND
REFERRAL SHALL BE DEEMED TO BE A SERVICE PROVIDED TO THE MOTHER.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15234-01-6