|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 25, 2016||referred to insurance|
assembly Bill A10379
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
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A10379 (ACTIVE) - Details
A10379 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Enacts the "living donor protection act of 2016"; prohibits discrimination in the provision of life, accident, health and long-term care insurance based on the status of an insured as a living organ or tissue donor; authorizes the provision of family leave to provide care during transplantation preparation and recovery from surgery related to organ or tissue donation; and directs the commissioner of health to develop and distribute informational materials relating to the benefits of being a living organ or tissue donor.
A10379 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 10379 I N A S S E M B L Y May 25, 2016 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. GUNTHER, ORTIZ -- read once and referred to the Committee on Insurance AN ACT to amend the public health law, the insurance law and the work- ers' compensation law, in relation to enacting the "living donor protection act of 2016" 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 the "living donor protection act of 2016". S 2. Section 4365 of the public health law is amended by adding a new subdivision 8 to read as follows: 8. THE COMMISSIONER, IN COOPERATION AND CONSULTATION WITH THE TRANS- PLANT COUNCIL AND OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES, SHALL DEVELOP AND DISTRIB- UTE, IN PRINTED FORM AND ON THE DEPARTMENT'S INTERNET WEBSITE, INFORMA- TIONAL MATERIALS RELATING TO THE LIVE DONATION OF ORGANS AND TISSUE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO: (A) THE BENEFITS OF LIVE ORGAN AND TISSUE DONATION; (B) THE IMPACT OF THE DONATION OF ORGANS OR TISSUE ON THE DONORS' ACCESS TO INSURANCE AND ASSISTANCE; (C) THE REDUCTION IN FEDERAL ADJUSTED GROSS INCOME, FOR STATE PERSONAL INCOME TAX PURPOSES, GRANTED TO LIVING ORGAN AND TISSUE DONORS; AND (D) THE PROTECTIONS AND BENEFITS GRANTED PURSUANT TO THE LIVING DONOR PROTECTION ACT OF TWO THOUSAND SIXTEEN. S 3. Section 1117 of the insurance law is amended by adding a new subsection (h) to read as follows: (H) (1) NO ENTITY OFFERING OR PROVIDING BENEFITS FOR LONG TERM CARE PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL: (A) DECLINE TO PROVIDE OR LIMIT SUCH BENEFITS DUE TO THE STATUS OF A COVERED PERSON AS A LIVING ORGAN OR TISSUE DONOR; (B) PRECLUDE A COVERED PERSON FROM DONATING ALL OR PART OF AN ORGAN OR TISSUE AS A CONDITION OF RECEIVING OR CONTINUING TO RECEIVE SUCH BENE- FITS; EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD15120-03-6
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