senate Bill S6663

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to substance use disorder coverage

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 19, 2018 referred to insurance
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 18, 2018 ordered to third reading cal.1848
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 03, 2018 referred to insurance
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 13, 2017 referred to insurance
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 12, 2017 ordered to third reading cal.1582
Jun 09, 2017 referred to rules

Votes

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Jun 18, 2018 - Rules committee Vote

S6663
25
0
committee
25
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 12, 2017 - Rules committee Vote

S6663
23
0
committee
23
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S6663 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9079
Current Committee:
Assembly Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3221, 4303 & 3216, Ins L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S2901, A3044

S6663 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to substance use disorder coverage.

S6663 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6663 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6663

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 9, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. ORTT, AMEDORE -- 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 substance use disorder
  coverage

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

  Section 1. The opening paragraph of subparagraph (A) of paragraph 5 of
subsection (1) of section 3221 of the insurance law, as amended by chap-
ter 502 of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows:
  Every insurer delivering a group or school blanket policy or issuing a
group or school blanket  policy  for  delivery,  in  this  state,  which
provides  coverage for inpatient hospital care or coverage for physician
services shall provide as part of such policy broad-based  coverage  for
the  diagnosis  and  treatment  of  mental,  nervous [or], emotional, OR
SUBSTANCE USE disorders or ailments, however defined in such policy,  at
least equal to the coverage provided for other health conditions and:
  §  2.  The  opening paragraph of subsection (g) of section 4303 of the
insurance law, as amended by chapter 502 of the laws of 2007, is amended
to read as follows:
  A hospital service corporation or a health service corporation,  which
provides  group,  group  remittance or school blanket coverage for inpa-
tient hospital care, shall provide as part of its  contract  broad-based
coverage  for  the  diagnosis  and  treatment  of  mental, nervous [or],
emotional, OR SUBSTANCE USE disorders or ailments,  however  defined  in
such  contract, at least equal to the coverage provided for other health
conditions and shall include:
  § 3. Paragraph 1 of subsection (h) of section 4303  of  the  insurance
law,  as  amended by chapter 502 of the laws of 2007, is amended to read
as follows:
  (1) A medical expense indemnity corporation or a health service corpo-
ration, which provides group, group remittance or school blanket  cover-

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

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