assembly Bill A8683A

Signed By Governor
2017-2018 Legislative Session

Provides that policies and contracts covering diagnostic screening for prostate cancer shall not be subject to cost sharing

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Nov 05, 2018 signed chap.335
Oct 24, 2018 delivered to governor
Jun 19, 2018 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.799
substituted for a8683a
Jun 19, 2018 substituted by s6882a
Apr 26, 2018 advanced to third reading cal.799
Apr 24, 2018 reported
Jan 31, 2018 print number 8683a
Jan 31, 2018 amend and recommit to insurance
Jan 03, 2018 referred to insurance
Sep 25, 2017 referred to insurance

Co-Sponsors

A8683 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6882
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2404-a, Pub Health L; amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L

A8683 - Summary

Provides that policies and contracts covering diagnostic screening for prostate cancer shall not be subject to cost sharing; requires notice of availability of such coverage without cost sharing to be provided in the notice to persons at risk of or having prostate cancer.

A8683 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8683

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                           September 25, 2017
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to the written summa-
  ry relating to prostate cancer; and to amend  the  insurance  law,  in
  relation to coverage of diagnostic screening for prostate cancer

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

  Section 1. Section 2404-a of the public health law, as added by  chap-
ter 141 of the laws of 1997, is amended to read as follows:
  §  2404-a.  Prostate cancer; duty to inform. 1. The commissioner shall
develop a standardized written summary, in plain non-technical language,
which shall explain the following:
  (a) the symptoms and risk factors for prostate cancer;
  (b) the available methods for the detection and diagnosis of  prostate
cancer,  including information on the relative accuracy of the available
detection and diagnostic techniques;
  (C) THE AVAILABILITY OF INSURANCE COVERAGE  FOR  DIAGNOSTIC  SCREENING
FOR PROSTATE CANCER WITHOUT COST SHARING PURSUANT TO SUBPARAGRAPH (B) OF
PARAGRAPH  ELEVEN-A  OF  SUBSECTION  (I)  OF  SECTION THREE THOUSAND TWO
HUNDRED SIXTEEN, SUBPARAGRAPH (B) OF PARAGRAPH  ELEVEN-A  OF  SUBSECTION
(1)  OF  SECTION THREE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED TWENTY-ONE AND PARAGRAPH TWO
OF SUBSECTION (Z-1) OF SECTION FOUR THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED THREE OF  THE
INSURANCE LAW; and
  [(c)]  (D)  the  alternative  medically  viable  methods  of  treating
prostate cancer, including but not limited  to  hormonal,  radiological,
chemotherapeutic  or  surgical  treatments, or combinations thereof. The
summary shall contain information on prostate post-treatment  risks  and
other  pertinent  information  to  aid  a person in deciding a course of
treatment. The summary shall be updated as is necessary.
  [(d)] 2. The summary shall be provided to any health care provider  or
practitioner  providing medical treatment to adult men without charge or

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

Co-Sponsors

A8683A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6882
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2404-a, Pub Health L; amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L

A8683A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that policies and contracts covering diagnostic screening for prostate cancer shall not be subject to cost sharing; requires notice of availability of such coverage without cost sharing to be provided in the notice to persons at risk of or having prostate cancer.

A8683A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 8683--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                           September 25, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by M. of A. GOTTFRIED, GALEF -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Insurance -- recommitted to the Committee on Insurance in
  accordance  with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to the written summa-
  ry  relating  to  prostate  cancer; and to amend the insurance law, in
  relation to coverage of diagnostic screening for prostate cancer

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

  Section  1. Section 2404-a of the public health law, as added by chap-
ter 141 of the laws of 1997, is amended to read as follows:
  § 2404-a. Prostate cancer; duty to inform. 1. The  commissioner  shall
develop a standardized written summary, in plain non-technical language,
which shall explain the following:
  (a) the symptoms and risk factors for prostate cancer;
  (b)  the available methods for the detection and diagnosis of prostate
cancer, including information on the relative accuracy of the  available
detection and diagnostic techniques;
  (C)  THE  AVAILABILITY  OF INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR DIAGNOSTIC SCREENING
FOR PROSTATE CANCER WITHOUT COST SHARING PURSUANT TO SUBPARAGRAPH (B) OF
PARAGRAPH ELEVEN-A OF SUBSECTION  (I)  OF  SECTION  THREE  THOUSAND  TWO
HUNDRED  SIXTEEN,  SUBPARAGRAPH  (B) OF PARAGRAPH ELEVEN-A OF SUBSECTION
(1) OF SECTION THREE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED TWENTY-ONE AND  PARAGRAPH  TWO
OF  SUBSECTION (Z-1) OF SECTION FOUR THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED THREE OF THE
INSURANCE LAW; and
  [(c)]  (D)  the  alternative  medically  viable  methods  of  treating
prostate  cancer,  including  but not limited to hormonal, radiological,
chemotherapeutic or surgical treatments, or  combinations  thereof.  The
summary  shall  contain information on prostate post-treatment risks and

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13496-03-8

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