senate Bill S6952A

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Requires applications for health care coverage through the health benefit exchange to include registration to be an organ donor

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 25, 2016 signed chap.40
May 13, 2016 delivered to governor
May 11, 2016 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.558
substituted for a9667a
Apr 11, 2016 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 30, 2016 amended on third reading (t) 6952a
Mar 28, 2016 advanced to third reading
Mar 23, 2016 2nd report cal.
Mar 22, 2016 1st report cal.423
Mar 09, 2016 referred to health

Co-Sponsors

S6952 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9667A
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§206 & 4310, Pub Health L

S6952 - Summary

Requires applications for health care coverage through the health benefit exchange to include registration space to register in the donate life registry for organ, eye and tissue donations.

S6952 - Sponsor Memo

S6952 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6952

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 9, 2016
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to requiring applica-
  tions for health insurance offered through the  state  health  benefit
  exchange  to  include  a registration for the donate life registry for
  organ, eye and tissue donations

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  1 of section 206 of the public health law is
amended by adding a new paragraph (v) to read as follows:
  (V) REQUIRE, IN CONSULTATION AND COOPERATION WITH  THE  SUPERINTENDENT
OF  FINANCIAL  SERVICES,  THAT  EVERY APPLICATION FOR A QUALIFIED HEALTH
PLAN OFFERED THROUGH  THE  STATE  HEALTH  BENEFIT  EXCHANGE  ESTABLISHED
PURSUANT TO THE FEDERAL PATIENT PROTECTION AND AFFORDABLE CARE ACT (P.L.
111-148),  AS AMENDED BY THE FEDERAL HEALTH CARE AND EDUCATION RECONCIL-
IATION ACT OF 2010 (P.L. 111-152), PROVIDE SPACE SO THAT  THE  APPLICANT
MAY  REGISTER  IN  THE  "DONATE LIFE REGISTRY" FOR ORGAN, EYE AND TISSUE
DONATIONS UNDER SECTION FORTY-THREE HUNDRED TEN OF THIS CHAPTER WITH THE
FOLLOWING STATED ON THE APPLICATION IN CLEAR CONSPICUOUS TYPE:
  "YOU MUST FILL OUT THE FOLLOWING SECTION: WOULD YOU LIKE TO  BE  ADDED
TO  THE  DONATE  LIFE  REGISTRY? CHECK BOX FOR 'YES' OR 'SKIP THIS QUES-
TION'."
  THE COMMISSIONER SHALL NOT MAINTAIN RECORDS OF ANY PERSON  WHO  CHECKS
"SKIP  THIS QUESTION". EXCEPT WHERE THE APPLICATION IS MADE IN PERSON OR
ELECTRONICALLY, FAILURE TO CHECK A BOX SHALL NOT IMPAIR THE VALIDITY  OF
AN  APPLICATION, AND FAILURE TO CHECK "YES" OR CHECKING "SKIP THIS QUES-
TION" SHALL NOT BE CONSTRUED TO IMPLY A WISH NOT TO DONATE. IN THE  CASE
OF  AN  APPLICANT  UNDER EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE, CHECKING "YES" SHALL NOT
CONSTITUTE CONSENT TO MAKE AN ANATOMICAL GIFT  OR  REGISTRATION  IN  THE
DONATE  LIFE  REGISTRY.  WHERE  AN APPLICANT HAS PREVIOUSLY CONSENTED TO
MAKE AN ANATOMICAL GIFT OR  REGISTERED  IN  THE  DONATE  LIFE  REGISTRY,
CHECKING "SKIP THIS QUESTION" OR FAILING TO CHECK A BOX SHALL NOT IMPAIR
THAT CONSENT OR REGISTRATION.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14035-01-6

Co-Sponsors

S6952A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9667A
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§206 & 4310, Pub Health L

S6952A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires applications for health care coverage through the health benefit exchange to include registration space to register in the donate life registry for organ, eye and tissue donations.

S6952A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6952A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6952--A
    Cal. No. 423

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 9, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. HANNON, FLANAGAN -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to  be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Health  --
  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 public health law, in relation to requiring appli-
  cants for health insurance offered through the  state  health  benefit
  exchange  be  provided  space on the application for such insurance to
  register for the donate  life  registry  for  organ,  eye  and  tissue
  donations

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 206 of the public  health  law  is
amended by adding a new paragraph (v) to read as follows:
  (V)  REQUIRE,  IN CONSULTATION AND COOPERATION WITH THE SUPERINTENDENT
OF FINANCIAL SERVICES, THAT EVERY INDIVIDUAL APPLYING  FOR  HEALTH  CARE
COVERAGE  THROUGH THE STATE HEALTH BENEFIT EXCHANGE ESTABLISHED PURSUANT
TO  THE  FEDERAL  PATIENT  PROTECTION  AND  AFFORDABLE  CARE  ACT  (P.L.
111-148),  AS AMENDED BY THE FEDERAL HEALTH CARE AND EDUCATION RECONCIL-
IATION ACT OF 2010 (P.L. 111-152), BE PROVIDED SPACE SO THAT SUCH APPLI-
CANT MAY REGISTER IN THE "DONATE  LIFE  REGISTRY"  FOR  ORGAN,  EYE  AND
TISSUE  DONATIONS  UNDER SECTION FORTY-THREE HUNDRED TEN OF THIS CHAPTER
WITH THE FOLLOWING STATED IN CLEAR CONSPICUOUS TYPE:
   "WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE ADDED TO THE DONATE LIFE  REGISTRY?  CHECK  BOX
FOR 'YES' OR 'SKIP THIS QUESTION'."
  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL NOT MAINTAIN RECORDS OF ANY PERSON WHO CHECKS
"SKIP THIS QUESTION". EXCEPT WHERE THE APPLICATION IS MADE IN PERSON  OR
ELECTRONICALLY,  FAILURE TO CHECK A BOX SHALL NOT IMPAIR THE VALIDITY OF
AN APPLICATION, AND FAILURE TO CHECK "YES" OR CHECKING "SKIP THIS  QUES-
TION"  SHALL NOT BE CONSTRUED TO IMPLY A WISH NOT TO DONATE. IN THE CASE
OF AN APPLICANT UNDER EIGHTEEN YEARS OF AGE, CHECKING  "YES"  SHALL  NOT
CONSTITUTE  CONSENT  TO  MAKE  AN ANATOMICAL GIFT OR REGISTRATION IN THE
DONATE LIFE REGISTRY. WHERE AN APPLICANT  HAS  PREVIOUSLY  CONSENTED  TO
MAKE  AN  ANATOMICAL  GIFT  OR  REGISTERED  IN THE DONATE LIFE REGISTRY,

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

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