assembly Bill A548

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the coverage of ostomy supplies in the child health plus program

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to ways and means
Jan 23, 2019 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 09, 2019 referred to health


A548 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2510, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A10072, S6929
2015-2016: A1038, S7188
2017-2018: A1509, S1400
2021-2022: A783, S577

A548 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the coverage of ostomy supplies in the child health plus program.

A548 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y


                             January 9, 2019

Introduced by M. of A. CAHILL -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to coverage of ostomy
  supplies in the child health plus program


  Section 1. Subdivision 7 of section 2510 of the public health law,  as
amended  by  chapter  428  of  the  laws  of 2013, is amended to read as
  7. "Covered health care services" means: the services  of  physicians,
optometrists,  nurses,  nurse  practitioners, midwives and other related
professional personnel  which  are  provided  on  an  outpatient  basis,
including  routine well-child visits; diagnosis and treatment of illness
and injury; inpatient health care services; laboratory tests; diagnostic
x-rays; prescription and non-prescription  drugs,  OSTOMY  SUPPLIES  and
durable  medical  equipment; radiation therapy; chemotherapy; hemodialy-
sis; outpatient blood clotting factor products and other treatments  and
services  furnished  in connection with the care of hemophilia and other
blood clotting protein deficiencies; emergency  room  services;  hospice
services;  emergency,  preventive  and  routine  dental  care, including
medically necessary orthodontia but excluding cosmetic surgery; emergen-
cy, preventive and routine vision care, including eyeglasses; speech and
hearing services; and, inpatient and outpatient mental  health,  alcohol
and substance abuse services as defined by the commissioner in consulta-
tion  with  the superintendent. "Covered health care services" shall not
include drugs, procedures and supplies for  the  treatment  of  erectile
dysfunction  when provided to, or prescribed for use by, a person who is
required to register as a sex offender pursuant to article six-C of  the
correction  law,  provided  that  any  denial of coverage of such drugs,
procedures or supplies shall provide  the  patient  with  the  means  of
obtaining  additional  information  concerning  both  the denial and the
means of challenging such denial.