assembly Bill A972A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to prohibiting co-payments for treatment at an opioid treatment program

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 12, 2019 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jun 11, 2019 ordered to third reading rules cal.92
rules report cal.92
reported
Jun 04, 2019 reported referred to rules
May 30, 2019 reported referred to codes
May 23, 2019 print number 972a
May 23, 2019 amend and recommit to insurance
Jan 14, 2019 referred to insurance

A972 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4643
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A9082

A972 - Summary

Relates to prohibiting insurance companies from imposing co-payments for treatment at an opioid treatment program.

A972 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   972

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 14, 2019
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation  to  prohibiting  co-pay-
  ments for treatment at an opioid treatment program

  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 31-b to read as follows:
  (31-B)  EVERY POLICY THAT PROVIDES COVERAGE FOR TREATMENT AT AN OPIOID
TREATMENT PROGRAM SHALL NOT IMPOSE A CO-PAYMENT FEE ON ANY  INSURED  FOR
SUCH  TREATMENT.  FOR  THE  PURPOSES  OF  THIS SECTION "OPIOID TREATMENT
PROGRAM" MEANS A PROGRAM OR PRACTITIONER ENGAGED IN OPIOID TREATMENT  OF
INDIVIDUALS WITH AN OPIOID AGONIST TREATMENT MEDICATION.
  § 2. Subsection (l) of section 3221 of the insurance law is amended by
adding a new paragraph 7-c to read as follows:
  (7-C)  EVERY  POLICY THAT PROVIDES COVERAGE FOR TREATMENT AT AN OPIOID
TREATMENT PROGRAM SHALL NOT IMPOSE A CO-PAYMENT FEE ON ANY  INSURED  FOR
SUCH  TREATMENT.    FOR  THE  PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION "OPIOID TREATMENT
PROGRAM" MEANS A PROGRAM OR PRACTITIONER ENGAGED IN OPIOID TREATMENT  OF
INDIVIDUALS WITH AN OPIOID AGONIST TREATMENT MEDICATION.
  §  3.  Section  4303  of  the insurance law is amended by adding a new
subsection (l-3) to read as follows:
  (L-3) EVERY POLICY THAT PROVIDES COVERAGE FOR TREATMENT AT  AN  OPIOID
TREATMENT  PROGRAM  SHALL NOT IMPOSE A CO-PAYMENT FEE ON ANY INSURED FOR
SUCH TREATMENT.   FOR THE PURPOSES OF  THIS  SECTION  "OPIOID  TREATMENT
PROGRAM"  MEANS A PROGRAM OR PRACTITIONER ENGAGED IN OPIOID TREATMENT OF
INDIVIDUALS WITH AN OPIOID AGONIST TREATMENT MEDICATION.
  § 4. This act shall take effect on the first of January next  succeed-
ing  the  date  on  which  it shall have become a law and shall apply to
policies and contracts issued, renewed, modified, altered or amended  on
and after such date.

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

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A972A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4643
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A9082

A972A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to prohibiting insurance companies from imposing co-payments for treatment at an opioid treatment program.

A972A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 972--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 14, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Insurance -- committee discharged, bill amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend the insurance law, in relation to prohibiting co-pay-
  ments for treatment at an opioid treatment program

  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 31-b to read as follows:
  (31-B) EVERY POLICY THAT PROVIDES COVERAGE FOR TREATMENT AT AN  OPIOID
TREATMENT PROGRAM SHALL NOT IMPOSE A CO-PAYMENT FEE DURING THE COURSE OF
TREATMENT  ON  ANY  INSURED FOR SUCH TREATMENT. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS
SECTION "OPIOID TREATMENT  PROGRAM"  MEANS  A  PROGRAM  OR  PRACTITIONER
ENGAGED IN OPIOID TREATMENT OF INDIVIDUALS WITH AN OPIOID AGONIST TREAT-
MENT MEDICATION.
  § 2. Subsection (l) of section 3221 of the insurance law is amended by
adding a new paragraph 7-c to read as follows:
  (7-C)  EVERY  POLICY THAT PROVIDES COVERAGE FOR TREATMENT AT AN OPIOID
TREATMENT PROGRAM SHALL NOT IMPOSE A CO-PAYMENT FEE DURING THE COURSE OF
TREATMENT ON ANY INSURED FOR SUCH TREATMENT.  FOR THE PURPOSES  OF  THIS
SECTION  "OPIOID  TREATMENT  PROGRAM"  MEANS  A  PROGRAM OR PRACTITIONER
ENGAGED IN OPIOID TREATMENT OF INDIVIDUALS WITH AN OPIOID AGONIST TREAT-
MENT MEDICATION.
  § 3. Section 4303 of the insurance law is  amended  by  adding  a  new
subsection (l-3) to read as follows:
  (L-3)  EVERY  POLICY THAT PROVIDES COVERAGE FOR TREATMENT AT AN OPIOID
TREATMENT PROGRAM SHALL NOT IMPOSE A CO-PAYMENT FEE DURING THE COURSE OF
TREATMENT ON ANY INSURED FOR SUCH TREATMENT.  FOR THE PURPOSES  OF  THIS
SECTION  "OPIOID  TREATMENT  PROGRAM"  MEANS  A  PROGRAM OR PRACTITIONER
ENGAGED IN OPIOID TREATMENT OF INDIVIDUALS WITH AN OPIOID AGONIST TREAT-
MENT MEDICATION.

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

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