|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 06, 2016||referred to insurance|
|Jan 09, 2015||referred to insurance|
assembly Bill A1277
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
James F. Brennan
A1277 (ACTIVE) - Details
A1277 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Requires health insurers to provide coverage for long term medical care for Lyme disease and other tick borne related pathogens; provides for taxpayer gifts for tick borne illness research, detection and education; establishes the tick borne illness research, detection and education fund.
A1277 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1277 2015-2016 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y January 9, 2015 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. CAHILL -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BARRETT, BRENNAN, COOK, DUPREY, GRAF, GUNTHER, JAFFEE, LUPARDO, MAYER, McLAUGH- LIN, MOSLEY, PERRY, RIVERA, ROBERTS, ROBINSON, ROSENTHAL, SCHIMEL, SIMANOWITZ, SKARTADOS, SKOUFIS, STECK, TENNEY, THIELE, TITONE -- read once and referred to the Committee on Insurance AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to coverage of long term medical care for Lyme disease and other tick borne related pathogens; and to amend the tax law and the state finance law, in relation to providing for taxpayer gifts for tick borne illness research, detection and education and establishing the tick borne illness research, detection and education fund THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "tick borne illness treatment and education act of 2015". S 2. Subsection (i) of section 3216 of the insurance law is amended by adding a new paragraph 32 to read as follows: (32) EVERY INSURER ISSUING A POLICY OF ACCIDENT AND HEALTH INSURANCE FOR DELIVERY IN THIS STATE SHALL PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR ALL COSTS FOR TREATMENT OF LYME DISEASE (LYME BORRELIOSIS) AND OTHER TICK BORNE RELATED PATHOGENS. SUCH TREATMENT MAY INCLUDE INTRAVENOUS ANTIBIOTIC THERAPY, ORAL ANTIBIOTIC THERAPY, OR ANY OTHER TREATMENT, OR ANY COMBI- NATION OF TREATMENTS, PROVIDED SUCH TREATMENT IS RECOMMENDED BY A PHYSI- CIAN LICENSED TO PRACTICE MEDICINE IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK. S 3. Subsection (l) of section 3221 of the insurance law is amended by adding a new paragraph 19 to read as follows: (19) EVERY GROUP OR BLANKET POLICY DELIVERED OR ISSUED FOR DELIVERY IN THIS STATE WHICH PROVIDES HOSPITAL, SURGICAL OR MEDICAL COVERAGE SHALL PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR ALL COSTS FOR TREATMENT OF LYME DISEASE (LYME BORRELIOSIS) AND OTHER TICK BORNE RELATED PATHOGENS. SUCH TREATMENT MAY INCLUDE INTRAVENOUS ANTIBIOTIC THERAPY, ORAL ANTIBIOTIC THERAPY, OR ANY EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01497-02-5
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