assembly Bill A1619

Vetoed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to coverage for eating disorders

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Vetoed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 20, 2019 tabled
vetoed memo.241
Dec 10, 2019 delivered to governor
May 06, 2019 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.463
substituted for s3101
Feb 27, 2019 referred to insurance
Feb 26, 2019 delivered to senate
passed assembly
Feb 21, 2019 advanced to third reading cal.55
Feb 11, 2019 reported
Feb 04, 2019 reported referred to codes
Jan 16, 2019 referred to insurance

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A1619 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3101
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3221 & 4303, Ins L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A6396, S6045

A1619 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to coverage for eating disorders; requires comparable coverage for adults and children with eating disorders; defines eating disorder.

A1619 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1619

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 16, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. ROZIC, BLAKE, BRONSON, COLTON, CRESPO, D'URSO,
  DE LA ROSA, ENGLEBRIGHT, BARRETT,  FAHY,  FERNANDEZ,  GUNTHER,  ORTIZ,
  L. ROSENTHAL,  D. ROSENTHAL,  RIVERA, SIMON, SOLAGES, ABINANTI, JOHNS,
  RAIA -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. COOK,  CROUCH,  GALEF,  GIGLIO,
  M. L. MILLER,  NOLAN, RA -- read once and referred to the Committee on
  Insurance

AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to  coverage  for  eating
  disorders

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

  Section 1. Subparagraph (B)  of  paragraph  5  of  subsection  (1)  of
section 3221 of the insurance law, as amended by chapter 502 of the laws
of 2007, is amended to read as follows:
  (B)  (i)  Every insurer delivering a group or school blanket policy or
issuing a group or school blanket policy for delivery,  in  this  state,
which  provides  coverage  for  inpatient  hospital care or coverage for
physician services, shall provide comparable  coverage  for  adults  and
children  with  biologically  based  mental illness. Such group policies
issued or delivered in this state shall  also  provide  such  comparable
coverage for children with serious emotional disturbances. Such coverage
shall  be  provided  under the terms and conditions otherwise applicable
under the policy, including network limitations  or  variations,  exclu-
sions,  co-pays, coinsurance, deductibles or other specific cost sharing
mechanisms. Provided further, where a policy  provides  both  in-network
and  out-of-network  benefits,  the  out-of-network  benefits  may  have
different coinsurance, co-pays,  or  deductibles,  than  the  in-network
benefits,  regardless of whether the policy is written under one license
or two licenses.
  (ii) For purposes of this  paragraph,  the  term  "biologically  based
mental  illness" means a mental, nervous, or emotional condition that is
caused by a biological disorder of the brain and results in a clinically

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