senate Bill S7141

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to mandating insurance coverage for medical devices to treat withdrawal symptoms

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Insurance Committee


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Jan 03, 2018 referred to insurance

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S7141 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L

S7141 - Summary

Relates to mandating insurance coverage for medical devices and products to treat withdrawal symptoms which are approved by the food and drug administration.

S7141 - Sponsor Memo

S7141 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7141

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 3, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  BROOKS -- 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  mandating  insurance
  coverage for medical devices to treat withdrawal symptoms

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

  Section 1. Subparagraph (A) of  paragraph  30  of  subsection  (i)  of
section  3216 of the insurance law, as amended by section 1 of part B of
chapter 71 of the laws of 2016, is amended to read as follows:
  (A) Every policy that provides  hospital,  major  medical  or  similar
comprehensive coverage must provide inpatient coverage for the diagnosis
and  treatment  of  substance use disorder, including detoxification and
rehabilitation services,  INCLUDING  THE  USE  OF  MEDICATIONS,  MEDICAL
DEVICES  AND  PRODUCTS  APPROVED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION FOR
THE TREATMENT OF WITHDRAWAL  SYMPTOMS.  Such  inpatient  coverage  shall
include unlimited medically necessary treatment for substance use disor-
der  treatment  services provided in residential settings as required by
the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (29  U.S.C.  §
1185a).    Further,  such  inpatient  coverage shall not apply financial
requirements or  treatment  limitations,  including  utilization  review
requirements, to inpatient substance use disorder benefits that are more
restrictive  than  the  predominant financial requirements and treatment
limitations applied to substantially all medical and  surgical  benefits
covered by the policy. Further, such coverage shall be provided consist-
ent  with  the  federal  Paul  Wellstone and Pete Domenici Mental Health
Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (29 U.S.C. § 1185a).
  § 2. Subparagraph (A) of paragraph 31 of  subsection  (i)  of  section
3216  of  the insurance law, as added by chapter 41 of the laws of 2014,
is amended to read as follows:
  (A) Every policy that  provides  medical,  major  medical  or  similar
comprehensive-type  coverage  must  provide  outpatient coverage for the
diagnosis and treatment of substance use disorder, including detoxifica-
tion and rehabilitation services,  INCLUDING  THE  USE  OF  MEDICATIONS,

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