Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Dec 31, 2019||
|Dec 19, 2019||
delivered to governor
|Jun 03, 2019||
returned to assembly
3rd reading cal.1142
substituted for s4808
|Jun 03, 2019||
substituted by a2904
ordered to third reading cal.1142
committee discharged and committed to rules
|Mar 26, 2019||
referred to insurance
Senate Bill S4808Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status Via A2904 - Signed by Governor
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2019-S4808 (ACTIVE) - Details
2019-S4808 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S4808 SPONSOR: HARCKHAM TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the insurance law, in relation to prohibiting certain insurance policies from requiring prior authori- zation for certain medications used in the treatment of substance use disorders; and to repeal certain provisions of such law relating thereto PURPOSE: To ensure uniformity across all health insurance plan policies regarding reasonable patient access to medication assisted treatment for substance abuse disorders SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 repeals subdivision 31-a of section 3216 of the insurance law and replaces it with a new subdivision to require health insurers to provide patient access, without prior authorization requirements, for initial and renewal prescriptions for buprenorphine and long-acting injectable naltrexone for the treatment of substance abuse disorders.
2019-S4808 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4808 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 26, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HARCKHAM -- 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 prohibiting certain insurance policies from requiring prior authorization for certain medications used in the treatment of substance use disorders; and to repeal certain provisions of such law relating thereto THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph 31-a of subsection (i) of section 3216 of the insurance law is REPEALED and a new paragraph 31-a is added to read as follows: (31-A) (A) NO POLICY THAT PROVIDES MEDICAL, MAJOR MEDICAL OR SIMILAR COMPREHENSIVE-TYPE COVERAGE AND PROVIDES COVERAGE FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUGS FOR MEDICATION FOR THE TREATMENT OF A SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER SHALL REQUIRE PRIOR AUTHORIZATION FOR AN INITIAL OR RENEWAL PRESCRIPTION FOR ALL BUPRENORPHINE PRODUCTS, METHADONE OR LONG ACTING INJECTABLE NALTREX- ONE FOR DETOXIFICATION OR MAINTENANCE TREATMENT OF A SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER EXCEPT WHERE OTHERWISE PROHIBITED BY LAW. (B) COVERAGE PROVIDED UNDER THIS PARAGRAPH MAY BE SUBJECT TO COPAY- MENTS, COINSURANCE, AND ANNUAL DEDUCTIBLES THAT ARE CONSISTENT WITH THOSE IMPOSED ON OTHER BENEFITS WITHIN THE POLICY. § 2. Paragraphs 7-a and 7-b of subsection (l) of section 3221 of the insurance law are REPEALED and a new paragraph 7-a is added to read as follows: (7-A) (A) EVERY POLICY THAT PROVIDES MEDICAL, MAJOR MEDICAL OR SIMILAR COMPREHENSIVE-TYPE LARGE GROUP COVERAGE SHALL PROVIDE IMMEDIATE COVERAGE FOR ALL BUPRENORPHINE PRODUCTS, METHADONE OR LONG ACTING INJECTABLE NALTREXONE WITHOUT PRIOR AUTHORIZATION FOR THE DETOXIFICATION OR MAINTE- NANCE TREATMENT OF A SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01428-01-9
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