senate Bill S1836

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Requires providers of health care policies to provide coverage for colorectal cancer early detection

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to insurance
Jan 11, 2017 referred to insurance

S1836 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A344
Current Committee:
Senate Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A6140
2011-2012: S6941, A552
2013-2014: S543, A639
2015-2016: S756, A102
2019-2020: S8051, A2883
2021-2022: S906, A2085

S1836 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires providers of health care policies to provide coverage for colorectal cancer early detection for persons fifty years of age or older; requires the superintendent of financial services to provide notification to enrollees of such coverage via mail.

S1836 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1836 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1836

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 11, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. KENNEDY -- 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  providing  insurance
  coverage for colorectal cancer early detection

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

  Section 1. Paragraph 27 of subsection  (i)  of  section  3216  of  the
insurance  law,  as  added by chapter 457 of the laws of 2010, is renum-
bered paragraph 34, paragraph 28 of subsection (i) of  section  3216  of
the  insurance  law,  as  amended  by chapter 11 of the laws of 2012, is
renumbered paragraph 35 and a new paragraph  36  is  added  to  read  as
follows:
  (36) (A) EVERY POLICY WHICH PROVIDES COVERAGE PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION
SHALL  PROVIDE  COVERAGE TO ANY NAMED SUBSCRIBER OR OTHER PERSON COVERED
THEREUNDER FOR EXPENSES INCURRED IN CONDUCTING COLORECTAL  CANCER  EXAM-
INATIONS  AND  LABORATORY TESTS AT REGULAR INTERVALS, INCLUDING EXPENSES
INCURRED IN CONDUCTING PHYSICIAN  CONSULTATIONS  FOR  COLORECTAL  CANCER
PRIOR  TO SUCH EXAMINATIONS AND TESTS, FOR PERSONS FIFTY YEARS OF AGE OR
OLDER AND FOR PERSONS OF ANY AGE WHO ARE CONSIDERED TO BE AT  HIGH  RISK
FOR COLORECTAL CANCER. THE METHODS OF SCREENING FOR WHICH BENEFITS SHALL
BE PROVIDED SHALL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
  (I) A SCREENING FECAL OCCULT BLOOD TEST;
  (II) FLEXIBLE SIGMOIDOSCOPY;
  (III) COLONOSCOPY;
  (IV) BARIUM ENEMA; OR
  (V)  THE MOST RELIABLE, MEDICALLY RECOGNIZED SCREENING TEST AVAILABLE;
AND
  (VI) ANY COMBINATION THEREOF.
  THE METHOD AND FREQUENCY OF SCREENING  TO  BE  UTILIZED  SHALL  BE  IN
ACCORD  WITH  THE  MOST  RECENTLY  PUBLISHED  GUIDELINES OF THE AMERICAN

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00831-01-7

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