senate Bill S756A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Requires providers of health care policies to provide coverage for colorectal cancer early detection

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 02, 2016 print number 756a
Feb 02, 2016 amend and recommit to insurance
Jan 06, 2016 referred to insurance
Jan 07, 2015 referred to insurance

S756 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A102
Current Committee:
Senate Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A6140
2011-2012: S6941, A552
2013-2014: S543, A639
2017-2018: S1836, A344
2019-2020: S8051, A2883
2021-2022: S906, A2085

S756 - Summary

Requires providers of health care policies to provide coverage for colorectal cancer early detection for persons fifty years of age or older; requires the superintendent of financial services to provide notification to enrollees of such coverage via mail.

S756 - Sponsor Memo

S756 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   756

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation  to  providing  insurance
  coverage for colorectal cancer early detection

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

  Section 1. Paragraph 27 of subsection  (i)  of  section  3216  of  the
insurance  law,  as  added by chapter 457 of the laws of 2010, is renum-
bered paragraph 32, paragraph 28 of subsection (i) of  section  3216  of
the  insurance  law,  as  amended  by chapter 11 of the laws of 2012, is
renumbered paragraph 33 and a new paragraph  34  is  added  to  read  as
follows:
  (34) (A) EVERY POLICY WHICH PROVIDES COVERAGE PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION
SHALL  PROVIDE  COVERAGE TO ANY NAMED SUBSCRIBER OR OTHER PERSON COVERED
THEREUNDER FOR EXPENSES INCURRED IN CONDUCTING COLORECTAL  CANCER  EXAM-
INATIONS  AND  LABORATORY TESTS AT REGULAR INTERVALS, INCLUDING EXPENSES
INCURRED IN CONDUCTING PHYSICIAN  CONSULTATIONS  FOR  COLORECTAL  CANCER
PRIOR  TO SUCH EXAMINATIONS AND TESTS, FOR PERSONS FIFTY YEARS OF AGE OR
OLDER AND FOR PERSONS OF ANY AGE WHO ARE CONSIDERED TO BE AT  HIGH  RISK
FOR COLORECTAL CANCER. THE METHODS OF SCREENING FOR WHICH BENEFITS SHALL
BE PROVIDED SHALL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
  (I) A SCREENING FECAL OCCULT BLOOD TEST;
  (II) FLEXIBLE SIGMOIDOSCOPY;
  (III) COLONOSCOPY;
  (IV) BARIUM ENEMA; OR
  (V)  THE MOST RELIABLE, MEDICALLY RECOGNIZED SCREENING TEST AVAILABLE;
AND
  (VI) ANY COMBINATION THEREOF.
  THE METHOD AND FREQUENCY OF SCREENING  TO  BE  UTILIZED  SHALL  BE  IN
ACCORD  WITH  THE  MOST  RECENTLY  PUBLISHED  GUIDELINES OF THE AMERICAN

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

S756A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A102
Current Committee:
Senate Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A6140
2011-2012: S6941, A552
2013-2014: S543, A639
2017-2018: S1836, A344
2019-2020: S8051, A2883
2021-2022: S906, A2085

S756A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires providers of health care policies to provide coverage for colorectal cancer early detection for persons fifty years of age or older; requires the superintendent of financial services to provide notification to enrollees of such coverage via mail.

S756A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S756A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 756--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Insurance  --  recommitted
  to the Committee on Insurance in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8
  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation  to  providing  insurance
  coverage for colorectal cancer early detection

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

  Section 1. Paragraph 27 of subsection  (i)  of  section  3216  of  the
insurance  law,  as  added by chapter 457 of the laws of 2010, is renum-
bered paragraph 33, paragraph 28 of subsection (i) of  section  3216  of
the  insurance  law,  as  amended  by chapter 11 of the laws of 2012, is
renumbered paragraph 34 and a new paragraph  35  is  added  to  read  as
follows:
  (35) (A) EVERY POLICY WHICH PROVIDES COVERAGE PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION
SHALL  PROVIDE  COVERAGE TO ANY NAMED SUBSCRIBER OR OTHER PERSON COVERED
THEREUNDER FOR EXPENSES INCURRED IN CONDUCTING COLORECTAL  CANCER  EXAM-
INATIONS  AND  LABORATORY TESTS AT REGULAR INTERVALS, INCLUDING EXPENSES
INCURRED IN CONDUCTING PHYSICIAN  CONSULTATIONS  FOR  COLORECTAL  CANCER
PRIOR  TO SUCH EXAMINATIONS AND TESTS, FOR PERSONS FIFTY YEARS OF AGE OR
OLDER AND FOR PERSONS OF ANY AGE WHO ARE CONSIDERED TO BE AT  HIGH  RISK
FOR COLORECTAL CANCER. THE METHODS OF SCREENING FOR WHICH BENEFITS SHALL
BE PROVIDED SHALL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
  (I) A SCREENING FECAL OCCULT BLOOD TEST;
  (II) FLEXIBLE SIGMOIDOSCOPY;
  (III) COLONOSCOPY;
  (IV) BARIUM ENEMA; OR
  (V)  THE MOST RELIABLE, MEDICALLY RECOGNIZED SCREENING TEST AVAILABLE;
AND

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

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