senate Bill S7777A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Requires the New York state health care quality and cost containment commission to issue a report on coverage for chronic Lyme disease

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 14, 2016 referred to insurance
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 07, 2016 amended on third reading 7777a
Jun 06, 2016 advanced to third reading
Jun 02, 2016 2nd report cal.
Jun 01, 2016 1st report cal.1288
May 12, 2016 referred to insurance

S7777 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10677
Current Committee:
Assembly Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §213, Ins L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S2168, A4863
2019-2020: S1345, A6146

S7777 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the New York state health care quality and cost containment commission to issue a report considering the impact on health insurance costs and quality of legislation requiring coverage of long term and chronic Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases.

S7777 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7777 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7777

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 12, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SERINO -- 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 meetings  and  reports
  of the New York state health care quality and cost containment commis-
  sion

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

  Section 1. Section 213 of the insurance law, as added by section 1  of
part L of chapter 57 of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows:
  S 213. New York state health care quality and cost containment commis-
sion.  (a)  There  is hereby established within the department a commis-
sion, to be known as the "New York state health care  quality  and  cost
containment  commission".  The  commission  shall  consist  of  thirteen
members appointed by the governor, one of whom shall be the  superinten-
dent,  one  of whom shall be the commissioner of health, and six of whom
shall be appointed on the recommendation of the legislative leaders, two
on the recommendation of the temporary president of the senate,  two  on
the  recommendation of the speaker of the assembly, one on the recommen-
dation of the minority leader of the senate, and one on the  recommenda-
tion  of the minority leader of the assembly. All members shall serve at
the pleasure of the governor, and vacancies shall be  appointed  in  the
same  manner  as  original appointments. Members of the commission shall
serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed for reasonable trav-
el expenses. In making appointments  to  the  commission,  the  governor
shall  ensure  that  the interests of health care consumers, small busi-
nesses, the medical community and health plans are  represented  on  the
commission.    THE  COMMISSION  SHALL  BE  REQUIRED TO MEET ON THE FIRST
MONDAY OF JUNE OF EACH CALENDAR YEAR TO CONSIDER OUTSTANDING REQUESTS OR
DUTIES.  ANY VACANCIES SHALL BE DEEMED WAIVED BY THE APPOINTING AUTHORI-
TY FOR THE PURPOSES OF THE FIRST MEETING. NOTHING IN THIS SECTION  SHALL
FORFEIT  THE RIGHT FOR AN APPOINTMENT AUTHORITY TO FILL VACANCIES WITHIN
THEIR STATUTORILY ALLOWED MEMBERS.
  (b)(1) The purpose of the commission shall be to analyze the impact on
health insurance costs and quality of proposed legislation  which  would

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

S7777A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10677
Current Committee:
Assembly Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §213, Ins L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S2168, A4863
2019-2020: S1345, A6146

S7777A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the New York state health care quality and cost containment commission to issue a report considering the impact on health insurance costs and quality of legislation requiring coverage of long term and chronic Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases.

S7777A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7777A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 7777--A
    Cal. No. 1288

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 12, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SERINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the  Committee  on  Insurance  --  reported
  favorably  from  said  committee,  ordered to first and second report,
  ordered to a third reading, amended and ordered  reprinted,  retaining
  its place in the order of third reading

AN  ACT  to amend the insurance law, in relation to meetings and reports
  of the New York state health care quality and cost containment commis-
  sion

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

  Section  1. Section 213 of the insurance law, as added by section 1 of
part L of chapter 57 of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows:
  S 213. New York state health care quality and cost containment commis-
sion. (a) There is hereby established within the  department  a  commis-
sion,  to  be  known as the "New York state health care quality and cost
containment  commission".  The  commission  shall  consist  of  thirteen
members  appointed by the governor, one of whom shall be the superinten-
dent, one of whom shall be the commissioner of health, and six  of  whom
shall be appointed on the recommendation of the legislative leaders, two
on  the  recommendation of the temporary president of the senate, two on
the recommendation of the speaker of the assembly, one on the  recommen-
dation  of the minority leader of the senate, and one on the recommenda-
tion of the minority leader of the assembly. All members shall serve  at
the  pleasure  of  the governor, and vacancies shall be appointed in the
same manner as original appointments. Members of  the  commission  shall
serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed for reasonable trav-
el  expenses.  In  making  appointments  to the commission, the governor
shall ensure that the interests of health care  consumers,  small  busi-
nesses,  the  medical  community and health plans are represented on the
commission.   THE COMMISSION SHALL BE REQUIRED  TO  MEET  ON  THE  FIRST
MONDAY  AFTER  THE  FIRST  OF  JANUARY OF EACH CALENDAR YEAR TO CONSIDER
OUTSTANDING REQUESTS OR DUTIES.  ANY VACANCIES SHALL BE DEEMED WAIVED BY
THE APPOINTING AUTHORITY FOR THE PURPOSES OF THE FIRST MEETING.  NOTHING

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

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