senate Bill S537

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the New York state health care quality and cost containment commission

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Insurance Committee


  • Introduced
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Jan 09, 2019 referred to insurance

S537 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6010
Current Committee:
Senate Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §213, Ins L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S3042
2015-2016: S139
2017-2018: S1668, A5281

S537 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that the New York state health care quality and cost containment commission shall: evaluate each mandated benefit; investigate current practices of health plans with regard to the mandated benefit; investigate the potential premium impact of repealing and/or modifying the mandated benefits on all segments of the insurance market; hold at least two public hearings (view more) submit a report to the legislature; makes related provisions.

S537 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S537 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   537

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GALLIVAN -- 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  the  New  York  state
  health care quality and cost containment commission

  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,  AND  THAT  THE COMMISSION INCLUDE AT LEAST ONE ACTUARY, ONE
EXPERT ON HEALTH BENEFITS, HAVING NO LESS THAN FIFTEEN YEARS  OF  DIRECT
EXPERIENCE  WITH  HEALTH BENEFITS, AND ONE PHYSICIAN. ALL MEMBERS OF THE
COMMISSION SHALL BE SEATED NO LATER THAN NINETY DAYS AFTER THE EFFECTIVE

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

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