senate Bill S6392A

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Requires reimbursement for surgical first assistant services

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 08, 2016 signed chap.23
Apr 05, 2016 delivered to governor
Mar 28, 2016 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.19
substituted for a9198
Feb 24, 2016 referred to insurance
returned to assembly
repassed senate
Feb 08, 2016 amended on third reading 6392a
Feb 08, 2016 vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
returned to senate
Feb 05, 2016 recalled from assembly
Jan 26, 2016 referred to insurance
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 11, 2016 ordered to third reading cal.23
Jan 08, 2016 referred to rules

Votes

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Jan 11, 2016 - Rules committee Vote

S6392
25
0
committee
25
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S6392 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9198
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L; amd §365-a, Soc Serv L; amd §13, Work Comp L

S6392 - Summary

Requires reimbursement for surgical first assistant services.

S6392 - Sponsor Memo

S6392 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6392

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 8, 2016
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the insurance law, the social services law and the work-
  ers' compensation law, in relation to reimbursement for surgical first
  assistant services

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

  Section  1.  Paragraph  32  of  subsection  (i) of section 3216 of the
insurance law, as added by chapter 536 of the laws of 2015,  is  amended
to read as follows:
  (32)  [Every]  NO policy DELIVERED OR issued [pursuant to this section
which] FOR DELIVERY IN THIS STATE THAT provides reimbursement  for  non-
physician surgical first assistant services when [such] THE services are
provided by a non-physician surgical first assistant [who is employed by
a  physician  and the physician bills for the services] shall [not deny]
EXCLUDE such coverage [exclusively] on the basis that the  non-physician
surgical  first  assistant services were performed by a registered nurse
first assistant [who is certified in operating  room  nursing]  provided
that:  (A)  [such]  THE REGISTERED NURSE FIRST ASSISTANT IS CERTIFIED IN
OPERATING ROOM NURSING; (B) THE services are within the scope  of  prac-
tice  of  a  non-physician  surgical  first assistant; and [(B)] (C) the
terms and conditions of the [member contract] POLICY  otherwise  provide
for the coverage of [such] THE services. Nothing in this paragraph shall
be  construed to[:] prevent the medical management or utilization review
of [such] THE services[;]  OR  prevent  a  policy  from  requiring  THAT
services ARE TO BE PROVIDED through a network of participating providers
who  [shall]  meet  certain  requirements  for  participation, including
provider credentialing[; or  prohibit  an  insurer  from,  in  its  sole
discretion,  providing  a  global  or  capitated  payment or electing to
directly reimburse a non-physician surgical  first  assistant  for  such
services].
  S  2.  Paragraph 20 of subsection (k) of section 3221 of the insurance
law, as added by chapter 536 of the laws of 2015, is amended to read  as
follows:

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

S6392A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9198
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L; amd §365-a, Soc Serv L; amd §13, Work Comp L

S6392A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires reimbursement for surgical first assistant services.

S6392A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6392A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6392--A
    Cal. No. 23

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 8, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LITTLE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules -- reported  favora-
  bly  from said committee, ordered to a third reading, passed by Senate
  and delivered to the Assembly, recalled, vote  reconsidered,  restored
  to  third  reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place
  in the order of third reading

AN ACT to amend the insurance law, the social services law and the work-
  ers' compensation law, in relation to reimbursement for surgical first
  assistant services

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

  Section  1.  Paragraph  32  of  subsection  (i) of section 3216 of the
insurance law, as added by a chapter of the laws of  2015  amending  the
insurance  law,  the  social  services law and the workers' compensation
law, relating to reimbursement for surgical first assistant services, as
proposed in legislative bills numbers S.1233-A and A.1241-A, is  amended
to read as follows:
  (32)  [Every]  NO policy DELIVERED OR issued [pursuant to this section
which] FOR DELIVERY IN THIS STATE THAT provides reimbursement  for  non-
physician surgical first assistant services when [such] THE services are
provided by a non-physician surgical first assistant [who is employed by
a  physician  and the physician bills for the services] shall [not deny]
EXCLUDE such coverage [exclusively] on the basis that the  non-physician
surgical  first  assistant services were performed by a registered nurse
first assistant [who is certified in operating  room  nursing]  provided
that:  (A)  [such]  THE REGISTERED NURSE FIRST ASSISTANT IS CERTIFIED IN
OPERATING ROOM NURSING; (B) THE services are within the scope  of  prac-
tice  of  a  non-physician  surgical  first assistant; and [(B)] (C) the
terms and conditions of the [member contract] POLICY  otherwise  provide
for the coverage of [such] THE services. Nothing in this paragraph shall
be  construed to[:] prevent the medical management or utilization review
of [such] THE services[;]  OR  prevent  a  policy  from  requiring  THAT
services ARE TO BE PROVIDED through a network of participating providers
who  [shall]  meet  certain  requirements  for  participation, including

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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