senate Bill S4365

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Provides for the dispensing of emergency contraception under certain circumstances and conditions

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Jan 06, 2016 referred to insurance
Mar 17, 2015 referred to insurance

S4365 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5178
Current Committee:
Senate Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4304, Ins L; amd §207, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S3790, A2604
2019-2020: A487
2021-2022: A5193

S4365 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for the dispensing of emergency contraception when provided pursuant to an ordinary prescription or order and when lawfully provided other than through a prescription or order; defines "emergency contraception" to mean one or more prescription or non-prescription drugs, used separately or in combination, in a dosage and manner for preventing pregnancy when used after intercourse, found safe and effective for that use by the United States food and drug administration, and dispensed or administered for that purpose.

S4365 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4365 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4365

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 17, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. KRUEGER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Insurance

AN ACT to amend the insurance law and the public health law, in relation
  to providing for  dispensing  emergency  contraception  under  certain
  conditions

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

  Section 1.  Section 3216 of the insurance law is amended by  adding  a
new subsection (n) to read as follows:
  (N)(1)  ANY  POLICY  UNDER THIS ARTICLE THAT COVERS CONTRACEPTION WHEN
PROVIDED PURSUANT TO A PRESCRIPTION, SHALL COVER EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION
WHEN PROVIDED PURSUANT  TO  AN  ORDINARY  PRESCRIPTION  OR  ORDER  UNDER
SECTION  SIXTY-EIGHT  HUNDRED  THIRTY-ONE  OF THE EDUCATION LAW AND WHEN
LAWFULLY PROVIDED OTHER THAN THROUGH A PRESCRIPTION OR ORDER.
  (2) FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SUBSECTION, "EMERGENCY  CONTRACEPTION"  MEANS
ONE  OR  MORE PRESCRIPTION OR NON-PRESCRIPTION DRUGS, USED SEPARATELY OR
IN COMBINATION, IN A DOSAGE AND MANNER  FOR  PREVENTING  PREGNANCY  WHEN
USED  AFTER  INTERCOURSE,  FOUND  SAFE AND EFFECTIVE FOR THAT USE BY THE
UNITED STATES FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, AND  DISPENSED  OR  ADMINIS-
TERED FOR THAT PURPOSE.
  S  2.  Section  3221  of  the insurance law is amended by adding a new
subsection (t) to read as follows:
  (T)(1) ANY POLICY UNDER THIS ARTICLE THAT  COVERS  CONTRACEPTION  WHEN
PROVIDED PURSUANT TO A PRESCRIPTION, SHALL COVER EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION
WHEN  PROVIDED  PURSUANT  TO  AN  ORDINARY  PRESCRIPTION  OR ORDER UNDER
SECTION SIXTY-EIGHT HUNDRED THIRTY-ONE OF THE  EDUCATION  LAW  AND  WHEN
LAWFULLY PROVIDED OTHER THAN THROUGH A PRESCRIPTION OR ORDER.
  (2)  FOR  PURPOSES OF THIS SUBSECTION, "EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION" MEANS
ONE OR MORE PRESCRIPTION OR NON-PRESCRIPTION DRUGS, USED  SEPARATELY  OR
IN  COMBINATION,  IN  A  DOSAGE AND MANNER FOR PREVENTING PREGNANCY WHEN
USED AFTER INTERCOURSE, FOUND SAFE AND EFFECTIVE FOR  THAT  USE  BY  THE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD08338-01-5

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