senate Bill S6882

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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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • 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 18, 2018 referred to insurance
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 30, 2018 amended on third reading 6882a
Jan 23, 2018 advanced to third reading
Jan 22, 2018 2nd report cal.
Jan 17, 2018 1st report cal.201
Jan 03, 2018 referred to health
Sep 22, 2017 referred to rules

Co-Sponsors

S6882 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8683
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2404-a, Pub Health L; amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L

S6882 - 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.

S6882 - Sponsor Memo

S6882 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6882

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                           September 22, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. TEDISCO, HANNON -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

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

S6882A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8683
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2404-a, Pub Health L; amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L

S6882A (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.

S6882A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6882A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 6882--A
    Cal. No. 201

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                           September 22, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. TEDISCO, HANNON, MARCHIONE -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules --
  recommitted  to the Committee on Health in accordance with Senate Rule
  6, sec. 8 -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to  first
  and  second  report,  ordered  to a third reading, amended and ordered
  reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading

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

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