senate Bill S8051

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires providers of health care policies to provide coverage for colorectal cancer early detection

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Mar 13, 2020 referred to insurance

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S8051 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S6941
2013-2014: S543
2015-2016: S756
2017-2018: S1836
2021-2022: S906

S8051 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires providers of health care policies to provide coverage for colorectal cancer early detection for persons fifty years of age or older; requires the superintendent of financial services to provide notification to enrollees of such coverage via mail.

S8051 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8051 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8051

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 13, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. SANDERS, KENNEDY -- 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  providing  insurance
  coverage for colorectal cancer early detection

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Paragraph 27 of subsection  (i)  of  section  3216  of  the
insurance  law,  as  added by chapter 457 of the laws of 2010, is renum-
bered paragraph 36, paragraph 28 of subsection (i) of  section  3216  of
the  insurance  law,  as  amended  by chapter 11 of the laws of 2012, is
renumbered paragraph 37, paragraph 34 of subsection (i) of section  3216
of the insurance law, as added by section 10 of part MM of chapter 57 of
the  laws  of 2018, is renumbered paragraph 38 and a new paragraph 39 is
added to read as follows:
  (39) (A) EVERY POLICY WHICH PROVIDES COVERAGE PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION
SHALL PROVIDE COVERAGE TO ANY NAMED SUBSCRIBER OR OTHER  PERSON  COVERED
THEREUNDER  FOR  EXPENSES INCURRED IN CONDUCTING COLORECTAL CANCER EXAM-
INATIONS AND LABORATORY TESTS AT REGULAR INTERVALS,  INCLUDING  EXPENSES
INCURRED  IN  CONDUCTING  PHYSICIAN  CONSULTATIONS FOR COLORECTAL CANCER
PRIOR TO SUCH EXAMINATIONS AND TESTS, FOR PERSONS FIFTY YEARS OF AGE  OR
OLDER  AND  FOR PERSONS OF ANY AGE WHO ARE CONSIDERED TO BE AT HIGH RISK
FOR COLORECTAL CANCER. THE METHODS OF SCREENING FOR WHICH BENEFITS SHALL
BE PROVIDED SHALL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
  (I) A SCREENING FECAL OCCULT BLOOD TEST;
  (II) FLEXIBLE SIGMOIDOSCOPY;
  (III) COLONOSCOPY;
  (IV) BARIUM ENEMA; OR
  (V) THE MOST RELIABLE, MEDICALLY RECOGNIZED SCREENING TEST  AVAILABLE;
AND
  (VI) ANY COMBINATION THEREOF.
  THE  METHOD  AND  FREQUENCY  OF  SCREENING  TO BE UTILIZED SHALL BE IN
ACCORD WITH THE MOST  RECENTLY  PUBLISHED  GUIDELINES  OF  THE  AMERICAN
COLLEGE  OF GASTROENTEROLOGY OR THE AMERICAN GASTROENTEROLOGICAL ASSOCI-
ATION IN CONSULTATION WITH THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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