senate Bill S7163

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to insurance coverage for standard fertility preservation services

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to insurance

S7163 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10660
Current Committee:
Senate Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: S1493, A4506
2021-2022: A5496

S7163 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that policies issued in this state that provide coverage for hospital, surgical or medical care shall provide coverage for standard fertility preservation services when a necessary cancer treatment may directly or indirectly cause iatrogenic infertility to a covered person.

S7163 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7163 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7163

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 3, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  JACOBS -- 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 insurance coverage for
  standard fertility preservation  services  made  necessary  by  cancer
  treatment

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

  Section 1. Paragraph 13 of subsection  (i)  of  section  3216  of  the
insurance  law  is  amended  by adding a new subparagraph (C) to read as
follows:
  (C) EVERY POLICY DELIVERED OR ISSUED FOR DELIVERY IN THIS  STATE  THAT
PROVIDES  COVERAGE  FOR HOSPITAL, SURGICAL OR MEDICAL CARE SHALL PROVIDE
COVERAGE FOR STANDARD FERTILITY PRESERVATION SERVICES WHEN  A  NECESSARY
CANCER TREATMENT MAY DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY CAUSE IATROGENIC INFERTILITY
TO  A  COVERED  PERSON.    COVERAGE UNDER THIS SUBPARAGRAPH SHALL NOT BE
SUBJECT TO ANY RESTRICTIONS BASED UPON THE AGE OF  THE  COVERED  PERSON.
FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SUBPARAGRAPH, "IATROGENIC INFERTILITY" MEANS AN
IMPAIRMENT  OF  FERTILITY  BY  SURGERY, RADIATION, CHEMOTHERAPY OR OTHER
CANCER TREATMENT AFFECTING REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS OR PROCESSES.
  § 2. Paragraph 6 of subsection (k) of section 3221  of  the  insurance
law is amended by adding a new subparagraph (E) to read as follows:
  (E)  EVERY GROUP POLICY DELIVERED OR ISSUED FOR DELIVERY IN THIS STATE
THAT PROVIDES HOSPITAL,  SURGICAL  OR  MEDICAL  COVERAGE  SHALL  PROVIDE
COVERAGE  FOR  STANDARD FERTILITY PRESERVATION SERVICES WHEN A NECESSARY
CANCER TREATMENT MAY DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY CAUSE IATROGENIC INFERTILITY
TO A COVERED PERSON.   COVERAGE UNDER THIS  SUBPARAGRAPH  SHALL  NOT  BE
SUBJECT  TO  ANY  RESTRICTIONS BASED UPON THE AGE OF THE COVERED PERSON.
FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SUBPARAGRAPH, "IATROGENIC INFERTILITY" MEANS AN
IMPAIRMENT OF FERTILITY BY SURGERY,  RADIATION,  CHEMOTHERAPY  OR  OTHER
CANCER TREATMENT AFFECTING REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS OR PROCESSES.
  §  3.  Subsection (s) of section 4303 of the insurance law, as amended
by section 2 of part K of chapter 82 of the laws of 2002, is amended  by
adding a new paragraph 5 to read as follows:

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