assembly Bill A115

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Authorizes health insurance reimbursement for certified registered nurse anesthetists providing anesthesia services

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Jan 04, 2017 referred to insurance

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A115 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1465
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A7722A, S2955A
2013-2014: S903A
2011-2012: S6168A

A115 - Summary

Authorizes health insurance reimbursement for certified registered nurse anesthetists providing anesthesia services.

A115 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   115

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 4, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. CAHILL, FAHY, STECK, WOERNER -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Insurance

AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in  relation  to  authorizing  health
  insurance  reimbursement  for  certified registered nurse anesthetists
  providing anesthesia services

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

  Section  1.  Paragraphs 27 and 28 of subsection (i) of section 3216 of
the insurance law, paragraph 27 as added by chapter 536 of the  laws  of
2010  and  paragraph 28 as added by chapter 589 of the laws of 2011, are
renumbered paragraphs 34 and 35 respectively and a new paragraph  36  is
added to read as follows:
  (36) AT THE DISCRETION OF THE INSURER, ANESTHESIA SERVICES PROVIDED BY
A  CERTIFIED REGISTERED NURSE ANESTHETIST MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR REIMBURSE-
MENT UNDER  ANY  POLICY  WHICH  PROVIDES  FOR  COVERAGE  FOR  ANESTHESIA
SERVICES.    PROVIDED  HOWEVER,  THAT  NOTHING CONTAINED HEREIN SHALL BE
CONSTRUED TO REQUIRE AN INSURER TO REIMBURSE  BOTH  A  PHYSICIAN  AND  A
CERTIFIED  REGISTERED  NURSE ANESTHETIST FOR PROVIDING THE SAME ANESTHE-
SIOLOGY SERVICES.  THE TERM "CERTIFIED REGISTERED NURSE ANESTHETIST"  AS
USED  IN  THIS  PARAGRAPH  SHALL  MEAN  A  PERSON WHO HAS SATISFACTORILY
COMPLETED EDUCATIONAL PREPARATION FOR PROVISION OF THESE SERVICES  IN  A
PROGRAM  REGISTERED  BY  THE  DEPARTMENT  OF  EDUCATION  OR IN A PROGRAM
ACCREDITED BY A NATIONAL BODY RECOGNIZED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF  EDUCATION
OR  DETERMINED  BY THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO BE THE EQUIVALENT; AND
SUBMIT  EVIDENCE  OF  CURRENT  CERTIFICATION  OR  RECERTIFICATION  BY  A
NATIONAL CERTIFYING BODY, RECOGNIZED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.
  S 2. Subsection (1) of section 3221 of the insurance law is amended by
adding a new paragraph 20 to read as follows:
  (20) AT THE DISCRETION OF THE INSURER, ANESTHESIA SERVICES PROVIDED BY
A  CERTIFIED REGISTERED NURSE ANESTHETIST MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR REIMBURSE-

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

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