senate Bill S1222

Vetoed By Governor
2017-2018 Legislative Session

Requires Medicaid coverage of both blood testing and skin prick testing for allergies

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Current Bill Status - Vetoed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Vetoed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Nov 29, 2017 vetoed memo.183
Nov 17, 2017 delivered to governor
Jun 14, 2017 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.260
substituted for a807
Jun 13, 2017 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 08, 2017 advanced to third reading
May 03, 2017 2nd report cal.
May 02, 2017 1st report cal.740
Mar 01, 2017 reported and committed to finance
Jan 06, 2017 referred to health

Votes

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May 2, 2017 - Finance committee Vote

S1222
33
1
committee
33
Aye
1
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Mar 1, 2017 - Health committee Vote

S1222
17
0
committee
17
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S1222 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A807
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง365-o, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
S7450, A9867

S1222 - Summary

Requires Medicaid coverage of both blood testing and skin prick testing for allergies.

S1222 - Sponsor Memo

S1222 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1222

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 6, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. RIVERA, LATIMER -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to requiring  Medi-
  caid  coverage of both blood testing and skin prick testing for aller-
  gies

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

  Section  1. The social services law is amended by adding a new section
365-o to read as follows:
  S 365-O. ALLERGY TESTING COVERAGE. THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL  ESTABLISH
STANDARDS  AND GUIDELINES, CONSISTENT WITH NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
GUIDELINES AND OTHER CURRENT MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL GUIDANCE  AND  LITERA-
TURE, INCLUDING UPDATING ITS PROVIDER BULLETINS, AS NECESSARY, TO REFER-
ENCE  THE  MOST  CURRENT PROFESSIONAL LITERATURE AND GUIDANCE RELATED TO
ALLERGY TESTING FOR THE PROVISION OF ALLERGY TESTING UNDER  THE  MEDICAL
ASSISTANCE  PROGRAM.    CONSISTENT WITH SUCH PROFESSIONAL LITERATURE AND
GUIDANCE, SUCH STANDARDS, GUIDELINES AND COVERAGE POLICIES  SHALL  TREAT
SEROLOGIC-SPECIFIC  IGE  TESTS AND PERCUTANEOUS SKIN TESTS AS EQUIVALENT
CONFIRMATORY TESTS IN TERMS OF THEIR SENSITIVITY AND ACCURACY, AND SHALL
TREAT THEM AS MEDICALLY NECESSARY FOR THOSE INDIVIDUALS WITH  A  MEDICAL
HISTORY CONSISTENT WITH ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
  (A) AN INHALANT ALLERGY;
  (B) A FOOD ALLERGY;
  (C) HYMENOPTERA VENOM ALLERGY OR AN ALLERGY TO STINGING INSECTS;
  (D) ALLERGIC BRONCHOPULMONARY ASPERGILLOSIS (ABPA);
  (E) CERTAIN PARASITIC DISEASES; AND
  (F) ALLERGIES TO SPECIFIC DRUGS.
  S  2. This act shall take effect the first of July next succeeding the
date upon which it shall become a law; provided  that,  effective  imme-
diately, the commissioner of health shall promulgate all rules and regu-
lations  deemed  necessary  and desirable to implement the provisions of
this act on or before its effective date.

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

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