Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2020||
referred to insurance
|Jan 30, 2019||
referred to insurance
Senate Bill S2901
2019-2020 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Insurance Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2019-S2901 (ACTIVE) - Details
2019-S2901 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2901 SPONSOR: KAPLAN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the insurance law, in relation to substance use disorder coverage PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would amend the insurance law to align state law with current federal law on substance use disorders. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 would amend subparagraph (a) of paragraph 5 of subsection (1) of section 3221 of the insurance law to require every policy that provides coverage for hospital, surgical, or medical care to provide coverage for substance use disorder treatment and services. Section 2 would amend subsection (g) of section 4303 of the insurance
2019-S2901 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2901 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 30, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sens. KAPLAN, ORTT -- 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 substance use disorder coverage THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The opening paragraph of subparagraph (A) of paragraph 5 of subsection (1) of section 3221 of the insurance law, as amended by chap- ter 502 of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows: Every insurer delivering a group or school blanket policy or issuing a group or school blanket policy for delivery, in this state, which provides coverage for inpatient hospital care or coverage for physician services shall provide as part of such policy broad-based coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of mental, nervous [or], emotional, OR SUBSTANCE USE disorders or ailments, however defined in such policy, at least equal to the coverage provided for other health conditions and: § 2. The opening paragraph of subsection (g) of section 4303 of the insurance law, as amended by chapter 502 of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows: A hospital service corporation or a health service corporation, which provides group, group remittance or school blanket coverage for inpa- tient hospital care, shall provide as part of its contract broad-based coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of mental, nervous [or], emotional, OR SUBSTANCE USE disorders or ailments, however defined in such contract, at least equal to the coverage provided for other health conditions and shall include: § 3. Paragraph 1 of subsection (h) of section 4303 of the insurance law, as amended by chapter 502 of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows: (1) A medical expense indemnity corporation or a health service corpo- ration, which provides group, group remittance or school blanket cover- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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