senate Bill S1345

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires the New York state health care quality and cost containment commission to issue a report on coverage for chronic Lyme disease

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Insurance Committee


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  • Delivered to Governor
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Jan 14, 2019 referred to insurance

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S1345 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §213, Ins L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S7777
2017-2018: S2168

S1345 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the New York state health care quality and cost containment commission to issue a report considering the impact on health insurance costs and quality of legislation requiring coverage of long term and chronic Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases.

S1345 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1345 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1345

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 14, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  SERINO, AKSHAR, HELMING, JACOBS, KENNEDY, O'MARA,
  RITCHIE -- 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 meetings and reports
  of the New York state health care quality and cost containment commis-
  sion

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

  Section  1. Section 213 of the insurance law, as added by section 1 of
part L of chapter 57 of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows:
  § 213. New York state health care quality and cost containment commis-
sion. (a) There is hereby established within the  department  a  commis-
sion,  to  be  known as the "New York state health care quality and cost
containment  commission".  The  commission  shall  consist  of  thirteen
members  appointed by the governor, one of whom shall be the superinten-
dent, one of whom shall be the commissioner of health, and six  of  whom
shall be appointed on the recommendation of the legislative leaders, two
on  the  recommendation of the temporary president of the senate, two on
the recommendation of the speaker of the assembly, one on the  recommen-
dation  of the minority leader of the senate, and one on the recommenda-
tion of the minority leader of the assembly. All members shall serve  at
the  pleasure  of  the governor, and vacancies shall be appointed in the
same manner as original appointments. Members of  the  commission  shall
serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed for reasonable trav-
el  expenses.  In  making  appointments  to the commission, the governor
shall ensure that the interests of health care  consumers,  small  busi-
nesses,  the  medical  community and health plans are represented on the
commission.   THE COMMISSION SHALL BE REQUIRED  TO  MEET  ON  THE  FIRST
MONDAY  AFTER  THE  FIRST  OF  JANUARY OF EACH CALENDAR YEAR TO CONSIDER
OUTSTANDING REQUESTS OR DUTIES.  ANY VACANCIES SHALL BE DEEMED WAIVED BY
THE APPOINTING AUTHORITY FOR THE PURPOSES OF THE FIRST MEETING.  NOTHING

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

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