senate Bill S4713

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Requires health insurers to provide coverage for long term medical care for Lyme disease and other tick borne related pathogens; establishes educational measures

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to insurance
Feb 24, 2017 referred to insurance

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S4713 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A114
Current Committee:
Senate Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L; add §§209-K & 630-e, Tax L; add §97-cc, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S3478, A5174
2015-2016: S46, A1277
2019-2020: S426, A178

S4713 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires health insurers to provide coverage for long term medical care for Lyme disease and other tick borne related pathogens; provides for taxpayer gifts for tick borne illness research, detection and education; establishes the tick borne illness research, detection and education fund.

S4713 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4713 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4713

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 24, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- 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 coverage of long  term
  medical  care for Lyme disease and other tick borne related pathogens;
  and to amend the tax law and the state finance  law,  in  relation  to
  providing   for  taxpayer  gifts  for  tick  borne  illness  research,
  detection and  education  and  establishing  the  tick  borne  illness
  research, detection and education fund

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "tick borne
illness treatment and education act of 2017".
  § 2. Subsection (i) of section 3216 of the insurance law is amended by
adding a new paragraph 34 to read as follows:
  (34) EVERY INSURER ISSUING A POLICY OF ACCIDENT AND  HEALTH  INSURANCE
FOR  DELIVERY  IN  THIS  STATE  SHALL PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR ALL COSTS FOR
TREATMENT OF LYME  DISEASE  (LYME  BORRELIOSIS)  AND  OTHER  TICK  BORNE
RELATED  PATHOGENS.    SUCH TREATMENT MAY INCLUDE INTRAVENOUS ANTIBIOTIC
THERAPY, ORAL ANTIBIOTIC THERAPY, OR ANY OTHER TREATMENT, OR ANY  COMBI-
NATION OF TREATMENTS, PROVIDED SUCH TREATMENT IS RECOMMENDED BY A PHYSI-
CIAN LICENSED TO PRACTICE MEDICINE IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK.
  § 3. Subsection (k) of section 3221 of the insurance law is amended by
adding a new paragraph 22 to read as follows:
  (22) EVERY GROUP OR BLANKET POLICY DELIVERED OR ISSUED FOR DELIVERY IN
THIS  STATE  WHICH PROVIDES HOSPITAL, SURGICAL OR MEDICAL COVERAGE SHALL
PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR ALL COSTS  FOR  TREATMENT  OF  LYME  DISEASE  (LYME
BORRELIOSIS) AND OTHER TICK BORNE RELATED PATHOGENS.  SUCH TREATMENT MAY
INCLUDE  INTRAVENOUS ANTIBIOTIC THERAPY, ORAL ANTIBIOTIC THERAPY, OR ANY
OTHER TREATMENT, OR ANY COMBINATION OF TREATMENTS, PROVIDED SUCH  TREAT-
MENT  IS RECOMMENDED BY A PHYSICIAN LICENSED TO PRACTICE MEDICINE IN THE
STATE OF NEW YORK.

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

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