assembly Bill A2772

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires the coverage of alternative treatment options by the medical assistance program and private insurers

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to insurance
Jan 25, 2019 referred to insurance

A2772 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L; add §365-o, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A9834
2021-2022: A434

A2772 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires that non-pharmaceutical alternative treatment options including but not limited to treatment provided by a licensed acupuncturist, licensed massage therapist, licensed chiropractor, and yoga instructor be covered by the medical assistance program and by private health insurers.

A2772 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2772

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 25, 2019
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the insurance  law  and  the  social  services  law,  in
  relation  to  requiring the coverage of alternate treatment options by
  the medical assistance program and private health insurers

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

  Section  1.  Subsection  (i)  of  section 3216 of the insurance law is
amended by adding a new paragraph 35 to read as follows:
  (35) EVERY POLICY WHICH PROVIDES MEDICAL, MAJOR  MEDICAL,  OR  SIMILAR
COMPREHENSIVE  TYPE  COVERAGE  SHALL  INCLUDE  COVERAGE  FOR ALTERNATIVE
TREATMENT UTILIZED FOR PAIN MANAGEMENT.  COVERAGE  PROVIDED  UNDER  THIS
PARAGRAPH SHALL BE LIMITED TO ALTERNATIVE TREATMENT PROVIDED BY A HEALTH
CARE  PROVIDER  OR  OTHER  LICENSED  INDIVIDUAL.  FOR  PURPOSES  OF THIS
SUBSECTION, "ALTERNATIVE TREATMENT" MEANS  NON-PHARMACEUTICAL  TREATMENT
FOR  PAIN  MANAGEMENT INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO TREATMENT PROVIDED BY
(A) A LICENSED ACUPUNCTURIST, (B) A LICENSED MASSAGE  THERAPIST,  (C)  A
LICENSED CHIROPRACTOR, AND (D) A YOGA INSTRUCTOR.
  § 2. Subsection (l) of section 3221 of the insurance law is amended by
adding a new paragraph 21 to read as follows:
  (21)  EVERY  GROUP  OR  BLANKET  POLICY  WHICH PROVIDES MEDICAL, MAJOR
MEDICAL, OR SIMILAR COMPREHENSIVE TYPE COVERAGE SHALL  INCLUDE  COVERAGE
FOR   ALTERNATIVE  TREATMENT  UTILIZED  FOR  PAIN  MANAGEMENT.  COVERAGE
PROVIDED UNDER THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL BE LIMITED TO ALTERNATIVE  TREATMENT
PROVIDED  BY  A  HEALTH  CARE PROVIDER OR OTHER LICENSED INDIVIDUAL. FOR
PURPOSES OF THIS SUBSECTION, "ALTERNATIVE TREATMENT"  MEANS  NON-PHARMA-
CEUTICAL  TREATMENT  FOR  PAIN  MANAGEMENT  INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO
TREATMENT PROVIDED BY (A)  A  LICENSED  ACUPUNCTURIST,  (B)  A  LICENSED
MASSAGE  THERAPIST, (C) A LICENSED CHIROPRACTOR, AND (D) A YOGA INSTRUC-
TOR.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04809-01-9