senate Bill S5689

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the coverage of ostomy supplies in the child health plus program

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to health
May 13, 2019 referred to health

S5689 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2510, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S6929, A10072
2015-2016: S7188, A1038
2017-2018: S1400, A1509
2021-2022: S577, A783

S5689 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the coverage of ostomy supplies in the child health plus program.

S5689 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5689 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 13, 2019

Introduced  by  Sen. SANDERS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to coverage of ostomy
  supplies in the child health plus program


  Section  1. Subdivision 7 of section 2510 of the public health law, as
amended by chapter 428 of the laws  of  2013,  is  amended  to  read  as
  7.  "Covered  health care services" means: the services of physicians,
optometrists, nurses, nurse practitioners, midwives  and  other  related
professional  personnel  which  are  provided  on  an  outpatient basis,
including routine well-child visits; diagnosis and treatment of  illness
and injury; inpatient health care services; laboratory tests; diagnostic
x-rays;  prescription  and  non-prescription  drugs, OSTOMY SUPPLIES and
durable medical equipment; radiation therapy;  chemotherapy;  hemodialy-
sis;  outpatient blood clotting factor products and other treatments and
services furnished in connection with the care of hemophilia  and  other
blood  clotting  protein  deficiencies; emergency room services; hospice
services; emergency,  preventive  and  routine  dental  care,  including
medically necessary orthodontia but excluding cosmetic surgery; emergen-
cy, preventive and routine vision care, including eyeglasses; speech and
hearing  services;  and, inpatient and outpatient mental health, alcohol
and substance abuse services as defined by the commissioner in consulta-
tion with the superintendent. "Covered health care services"  shall  not
include  drugs,  procedures  and  supplies for the treatment of erectile
dysfunction when provided to, or prescribed for use by, a person who  is
required  to register as a sex offender pursuant to article six-C of the
correction law, provided that any denial  of  coverage  of  such  drugs,
procedures  or  supplies  shall  provide  the  patient with the means of
obtaining additional information concerning  both  the  denial  and  the
means of challenging such denial.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


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