|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 20, 2018||referred to rules|
delivered to senate
|Jan 03, 2018||ordered to third reading cal.162|
|Jun 14, 2017||ordered to third reading rules cal.280|
rules report cal.280
|Jun 13, 2017||reported referred to rules|
|Jun 06, 2017||reported referred to ways and means|
|Jan 17, 2017||referred to insurance|
assembly Bill A2163
Archive: Last Bill Status - Passed Assembly
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
Ellen C. Jaffee
A2163 (ACTIVE) - Details
A2163 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Requires blanket health insurance policies to provide coverage for outpatient treatment by mental health practitioners (mental health counsellors, marriage and family therapists, creative arts therapists and psychoanalysts) licensed pursuant to article 163 of the education law.
A2163 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2163 2017-2018 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y January 17, 2017 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. BRONSON -- read once and referred to the Commit- tee on Insurance AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to health insurance coverage of outpatient care provided by a mental health practitioner THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Item (ii) of subparagraph (A) of paragraph 5 of subsection (l) of section 3221 of the insurance law, as amended by chapter 502 of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows: (ii) where the policy provides coverage for physician services, it shall include benefits for outpatient care provided by a psychiatrist or psychologist licensed to practice in this state, OR A MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST, CREATIVE ARTS THERAPIST OR PSYCHOANALYST LICENSED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-THREE OF THE EDUCATION LAW, OR a licensed clinical social worker who meets the requirements of subparagraph (D) of paragraph four of this subsection, or a professional corporation or university faculty practice corporation thereof. Such benefits may be limited to not less than twenty visits in any contract year, plan year, or calendar year. NOTHING HEREIN SHALL BE CONSTRUED TO MODIFY OR EXPAND THE SCOPE OF PRACTICE OF A MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST, CREATIVE ARTS THERAPIST OR PSYCHOANALYST LICENSED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-THREE OF THE EDUCATION LAW. § 2. Paragraph 1 of subsection (h) of section 4303 of the insurance law, as amended by chapter 502 of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows: (1) A medical expense indemnity corporation or a health service corpo- ration, which provides group, group remittance or school blanket cover- age for physician services, shall provide as part of its contract broad- based coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of mental, nervous or emotional disorders or ailments, however defined in such contract, at EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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