Senate Bill S2901

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Insurance Committee


  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2019-S2901 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3044
Current Committee:
Senate Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3221, 4303 & 3216, Ins L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S2901, A3044

2019-S2901 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to substance use disorder coverage.

2019-S2901 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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