assembly Bill A9082

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to prohibiting co-payments for treatment at an opioid treatment program

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Jan 18, 2018 referred to insurance

A9082 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: A972
2021-2022: A372

A9082 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to prohibiting insurance companies from imposing co-payments for treatment at an opioid treatment program.

A9082 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  9082

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 18, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Insurance

AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation  to  prohibiting  co-pay-
  ments for treatment at an opioid treatment program

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

  Section 1. Subsection (i) of section 3216  of  the  insurance  law  is
amended by adding a new paragraph 31-b to read as follows:
  (31-B)  EVERY POLICY THAT PROVIDES COVERAGE FOR TREATMENT AT AN OPIOID
TREATMENT PROGRAM SHALL NOT IMPOSE A CO-PAYMENT FEE ON ANY  INSURED  FOR
SUCH  TREATMENT.  FOR  THE  PURPOSES  OF  THIS SECTION "OPIOID TREATMENT
PROGRAM" MEANS A PROGRAM OR PRACTITIONER ENGAGED IN OPIOID TREATMENT  OF
INDIVIDUALS WITH AN OPIOID AGONIST TREATMENT MEDICATION.
  § 2. Subsection (l) of section 3221 of the insurance law is amended by
adding a new paragraph 7-c to read as follows:
  (7-C)  EVERY  POLICY THAT PROVIDES COVERAGE FOR TREATMENT AT AN OPIOID
TREATMENT PROGRAM SHALL NOT IMPOSE A CO-PAYMENT FEE ON ANY  INSURED  FOR
SUCH  TREATMENT.    FOR  THE  PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION "OPIOID TREATMENT
PROGRAM" MEANS A PROGRAM OR PRACTITIONER ENGAGED IN OPIOID TREATMENT  OF
INDIVIDUALS WITH AN OPIOID AGONIST TREATMENT MEDICATION.
  §  3.  Section  4303  of  the insurance law is amended by adding a new
subsection (l-3) to read as follows:
  (L-3) EVERY POLICY THAT PROVIDES COVERAGE FOR TREATMENT AT  AN  OPIOID
TREATMENT  PROGRAM  SHALL NOT IMPOSE A CO-PAYMENT FEE ON ANY INSURED FOR
SUCH TREATMENT.   FOR THE PURPOSES OF  THIS  SECTION  "OPIOID  TREATMENT
PROGRAM"  MEANS A PROGRAM OR PRACTITIONER ENGAGED IN OPIOID TREATMENT OF
INDIVIDUALS WITH AN OPIOID AGONIST TREATMENT MEDICATION.
  § 4. This act shall take effect on the first of January next  succeed-
ing  the  date  on  which  it shall have become a law and shall apply to
policies and contracts issued, renewed, modified, altered or amended  on
and after such date.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13902-01-7