Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2020
referred to health
|Nov 01, 2019
referred to rules
Senate Bill S6827
2019-2020 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2019-S6827 (ACTIVE) - Details
2019-S6827 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6827 SPONSOR: SKOUFIS TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law and the state finance law, in relation to providing lifetime, premium-free insurance to a person who donates a kidney during the course of his or her lifetime PURPOSE: To increasing kidney donation rates and save lives by providing an addi- tional incentive to individuals thinking of becoming kidney donors. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends the public health law to add a new section 4311 authorizing any person who donates kidney to have their health insurance premiums for a gold level plan in the New York State of Health market- place paid for life by the state. The payment will come from a kidney donor insurance fund established by this bill, and funded through the
2019-S6827 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6827 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E November 1, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. SKOUFIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the public health law and the state finance law, in relation to providing lifetime, premium-free insurance to a person who donates a kidney during the course of his or her lifetime THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding a new section 4311 to read as follows: § 4311. HEALTH INSURANCE FOR KIDNEY DONORS. ANY PERSON WHO DONATES A KIDNEY AS A LIVE KIDNEY DONOR SHALL BE ELIGIBLE AFTER SUCH DONATION TO RECEIVE HEALTH INSURANCE THROUGH THE NEW YORK STATE OF HEALTH MARKET- PLACE FOR THE DURATION OF SUCH DONOR'S LIFE. THE STATE SHALL BE RESPON- SIBLE FOR THE PAYMENT OF ALL PREMIUMS IN CONNECTION WITH THE INSURANCE; NEITHER THE DONOR NOR HIS OR HER EMPLOYER SHALL BE LIABLE FOR THE PREMI- UMS. INSURANCE PROVIDED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL INCLUDE THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH THE GOLD LEVEL OF THE NEW YORK STATE OF HEALTH MARKETPLACE AND SHALL INCLUDE PRESCRIPTION DRUG COVERAGE. SUCH INSURANCE SHALL BE PAID FOR BY THE STATE FROM THE KIDNEY DONOR INSURANCE FUND ESTABLISHED UNDER SECTION NINETY-NINE-HH OF THE STATE FINANCE LAW. THE DEPARTMENT MAY CONSULT WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES TO ENSURE THE PROGRAM ESTABLISHED BY THIS SECTION IS BEST EFFECTUATED. § 2. The state finance law is amended by adding a new section 99-hh to read as follows: § 99-HH. KIDNEY DONOR INSURANCE FUND. 1. THERE IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED IN THE JOINT CUSTODY OF THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH AND THE SUPERINTEN- DENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES A SPECIAL FUND TO BE KNOWN AS THE "KIDNEY DONOR INSURANCE FUND". 2. THE FUND SHALL CONSIST OF ALL MONIES APPROPRIATED FOR ITS PURPOSE, ALL MONIES TRANSFERRED TO SUCH FUND PURSUANT TO LAW, ALL MONIES REQUIRED EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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