senate Bill S6586A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Enacts "Shannon's law"

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 06, 2018 print number 6586a
Feb 06, 2018 amend and recommit to insurance
Jan 03, 2018 referred to insurance
Jun 05, 2017 referred to rules

Co-Sponsors

S6586 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6731
Current Committee:
Senate Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S3852, A5502

S6586 - Summary

Enacts "Shannon's law"; relates to requiring insurance companies to cover annual mammograms for breast cancer screening for covered persons aged thirty-five and older.

S6586 - Sponsor Memo

S6586 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6586

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 5, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BOYLE  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation  to  enacting  "Shannon's
  Law"

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

  Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
"Shannon's Law".
  §  2.  Subparagraph  (A)  of paragraph 11 of subsection (i) of section
3216 of the insurance law, as amended by chapter  219  of  the  laws  of
2011, is amended to read as follows:
  (A)  Every  policy  that  provides  coverage for hospital, surgical or
medical care  shall  provide  the  following  coverage  for  mammography
screening for occult breast cancer:
  (i) upon the recommendation of a physician, a mammogram at any age for
covered  persons  having  a prior history of breast cancer or who have a
first degree relative with a prior history of breast cancer;
  (ii) a single baseline mammogram for covered persons aged  thirty-five
through thirty-nine, inclusive; [and]
  (iii)  UPON THE RECOMMENDATION OF A PHYSICIAN, AN ANNUAL MAMMOGRAM FOR
COVERED PERSONS AGED THIRTY-FIVE THROUGH THIRTY-NINE, INCLUSIVE; AND
  (IV) an annual mammogram for covered persons aged forty and older.
  § 3. Subparagraph (A) of paragraph 11 of  subsection  (l)  of  section
3221  of  the  insurance  law,  as amended by chapter 219 of the laws of
2011, is amended to read as follows:
  (A) Every insurer delivering a group or blanket policy  or  issuing  a
group  or blanket policy for delivery in this state that provides cover-
age for hospital, surgical or medical care shall provide  the  following
coverage for mammography screening for occult breast cancer:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10531-05-7

Co-Sponsors

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S6586A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6731
Current Committee:
Senate Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S3852, A5502

S6586A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts "Shannon's law"; relates to requiring insurance companies to cover annual mammograms for breast cancer screening for covered persons aged thirty-five and older.

S6586A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6586A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 6586--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 5, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  BOYLE, BROOKS, KRUEGER, LAVALLE -- read twice and
  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
  Rules  -- recommitted to the Committee on Insurance in accordance with
  Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend the insurance law, in relation to enacting "Shannon's
  Law"

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

  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
"Shannon's Law".
  § 2. Subparagraph (A) of paragraph 11 of  subsection  (i)  of  section
3216  of  the  insurance  law,  as amended by chapter 414 of the laws of
2017, is amended to read as follows:
  (A) Every policy that provides  coverage  for  hospital,  surgical  or
medical  care  shall  provide  the  following  coverage  for mammography
screening for occult breast cancer:
  (i) upon the recommendation of a physician, a mammogram, which may  be
provided  by breast tomosynthesis, at any age for covered persons having
a prior history of breast cancer or who have  a  first  degree  relative
with a prior history of breast cancer;
  (ii)  a  single  baseline  mammogram,  which may be provided by breast
tomosynthesis, for covered persons aged thirty-five through thirty-nine,
inclusive; [and]
  (iii) UPON THE RECOMMENDATION OF A PHYSICIAN, AN ANNUAL MAMMOGRAM  FOR
COVERED PERSONS AGED THIRTY-FIVE THROUGH THIRTY-NINE, INCLUSIVE; AND
  (IV)  an annual mammogram, which may be provided by breast tomosynthe-
sis, for covered persons aged forty and older.
  § 3. Subparagraph (A) of paragraph 11 of  subsection  (l)  of  section
3221  of  the  insurance  law,  as amended by chapter 414 of the laws of
2017, is amended to read as follows:

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

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