senate Bill S4721A

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Directs the commissioner of health and superintendent of financial services to establish standards for prior authorization requests for a utilization review of prescription drug coverage

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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
Nov 14, 2016 signed chap.427
Nov 02, 2016 delivered to governor
Mar 30, 2016 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.350
substituted for a6983a
Mar 29, 2016 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 25, 2016 advanced to third reading
Feb 24, 2016 2nd report cal.
Feb 09, 2016 1st report cal.181
Jan 06, 2016 referred to health
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 17, 2015 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 02, 2015 advanced to third reading
Jun 01, 2015 2nd report cal.
amended (t) 4721a
May 28, 2015 1st report cal.1059
Apr 10, 2015 referred to health

Votes

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Feb 9, 2016 - Health committee Vote

S4721A
16
0
committee
16
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 28, 2015 - Health committee Vote

S4721
14
0
committee
14
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
2
Excused
0
Abstained
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Co-Sponsors

S4721 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6983A
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §4903, Pub Health L; amd §4903, Ins L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
S7369, A9765

S4721 - Summary

Directs the commissioner of health and superintendent of financial services to establish a standard prior authorization request for a utilization review of prescription drug coverage.

S4721 - Sponsor Memo

S4721 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4721

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 10, 2015
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the public health law and the insurance law, in relation
  to a standard prior  authorization  request  form  for  a  utilization
  review of prescription drug coverage

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

  Section 1. Section 4903 of the public health law is amended by  adding
a new subdivision 8 to read as follows:
  8.  THE COMMISSIONER, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE SUPERINTENDENT OF FINAN-
CIAL SERVICES, SHALL DEVELOP A STANDARD PRIOR AUTHORIZATION REQUEST FORM
TO BE UTILIZED BY ALL HEALTH CARE PLANS FOR THE PURPOSES OF SUBMITTING A
REQUEST  FOR  A  UTILIZATION  REVIEW  DETERMINATION  FOR   COVERAGE   OF
PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFITS UNDER THIS ARTICLE. THE FORM SHALL BE IDENTI-
CAL  TO  THAT  DEVELOPED  PURSUANT TO SECTION FOUR THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED
THREE OF THE INSURANCE LAW. EACH HEALTH CARE PLAN SHALL MAKE THE  STAND-
ARD  PRIOR  AUTHORIZATION REQUEST FORM AVAILABLE TO, AND SHALL ACCEPT IT
FROM, PRESCRIBING PROVIDERS IN PAPER AND ELECTRONIC FORM. THE DEPARTMENT
AND THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES, IN DEVELOPMENT OF  THE  STAND-
ARDIZED FORM, SHALL TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION EXISTING PRIOR AUTHORIZATION
FORMS  ESTABLISHED  BY  THE DEPARTMENT PURSUANT TO SECTION THREE HUNDRED
SIXTY-FOUR-J OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES LAW.
  S 2. Section 4903 of the insurance law is  amended  by  adding  a  new
subsection (h) to read as follows:
  (H)  THE  SUPERINTENDENT,  IN  CONJUNCTION  WITH  THE  COMMISSIONER OF
HEALTH, SHALL DEVELOP A STANDARD PRIOR AUTHORIZATION REQUEST FORM TO  BE
UTILIZED  BY  ALL  HEALTH  CARE  PLANS  FOR THE PURPOSES OF SUBMITTING A
REQUEST  FOR  A  UTILIZATION  REVIEW  DETERMINATION  FOR   COVERAGE   OF
PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFITS UNDER THIS ARTICLE. THE FORM SHALL BE IDENTI-
CAL  TO  THAT  DEVELOPED PURSUANT TO SECTION FORTY-NINE HUNDRED THREE OF
THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW. EACH HEALTH CARE PLAN  SHALL  MAKE  THE  STANDARD

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04038-01-5

Co-Sponsors

S4721A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6983A
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §4903, Pub Health L; amd §4903, Ins L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
S7369, A9765

S4721A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the commissioner of health and superintendent of financial services to establish a standard prior authorization request for a utilization review of prescription drug coverage.

S4721A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4721A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4721--A
    Cal. No. 1059

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 10, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  HANNON, LARKIN -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to  be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Health  --
  reported  favorably  from  said  committee,  ordered  to first report,
  amended on first report,  ordered  to  a  second  report  and  ordered
  reprinted, retaining its place in the order of second report

AN ACT to amend the public health law and the insurance law, in relation
  to standards for prior authorization requests for a utilization review
  of prescription drug coverage

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

  Section 1. Section 4903 of the public health law is amended by  adding
a new subdivision 8 to read as follows:
  8.  THE COMMISSIONER, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE SUPERINTENDENT OF FINAN-
CIAL SERVICES, SHALL DEVELOP STANDARDS FOR PRIOR AUTHORIZATION  REQUESTS
TO BE UTILIZED BY ALL HEALTH CARE PLANS FOR THE PURPOSES OF SUBMITTING A
REQUEST   FOR   A  UTILIZATION  REVIEW  DETERMINATION  FOR  COVERAGE  OF
PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFITS UNDER THIS ARTICLE.  THE DEPARTMENT  AND  THE
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES, IN DEVELOPMENT OF THE STANDARDS, SHALL
TAKE  INTO  CONSIDERATION EXISTING ELECTRONIC PRIOR AUTHORIZATION STAND-
ARDS INCLUDING NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUG  PROGRAMS  (NCPDP)
ELECTRONIC PRIOR AUTHORIZATION STANDARD TRANSACTIONS.
  S  2.  Section  4903  of  the insurance law is amended by adding a new
subsection (h) to read as follows:
  (H) THE  SUPERINTENDENT,  IN  CONJUNCTION  WITH  THE  COMMISSIONER  OF
HEALTH,  SHALL  DEVELOP STANDARDS FOR PRIOR AUTHORIZATION REQUESTS TO BE
UTILIZED BY ALL HEALTH CARE PLANS  FOR  THE  PURPOSES  OF  SUBMITTING  A
REQUEST   FOR   A  UTILIZATION  REVIEW  DETERMINATION  FOR  COVERAGE  OF
PRESCRIPTION DRUG BENEFITS UNDER THIS ARTICLE.  THE DEPARTMENT  AND  THE
DEPARTMENT  OF  HEALTH, IN DEVELOPMENT OF THE STANDARDS, SHALL TAKE INTO
CONSIDERATION EXISTING ELECTRONIC PRIOR AUTHORIZATION STANDARDS  INCLUD-
ING  NATIONAL  COUNCIL FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUG PROGRAMS (NCPDP) ELECTRONIC
PRIOR AUTHORIZATION STANDARD TRANSACTIONS.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.