assembly Bill A3044

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to substance use disorder coverage

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to insurance
Jan 28, 2019 referred to insurance

A3044 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2901
Current Committee:
Assembly Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3221, 4303 & 3216, Ins L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A9079, S6663

A3044 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to substance use disorder coverage.

A3044 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
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                                  3044

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 28, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. GUNTHER -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Insurance

AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to substance use disorder
  coverage

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

  Section 1. The opening paragraph of subparagraph (A) of paragraph 5 of
subsection (1) of section 3221 of the insurance law, as amended by chap-
ter 502 of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows:
  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 as part of such policy broad-based coverage for
the diagnosis and treatment  of  mental,  nervous  [or],  emotional,  OR
SUBSTANCE  USE disorders or ailments, however defined in such policy, at
least equal to the coverage provided for other health conditions and:
  § 2. The opening paragraph of subsection (g) of section  4303  of  the
insurance law, as amended by chapter 502 of the laws of 2007, is amended
to read as follows:
  A  hospital service corporation or a health service corporation, which
provides group, group remittance or school blanket  coverage  for  inpa-
tient  hospital  care, shall provide as part of its contract broad-based
coverage for the  diagnosis  and  treatment  of  mental,  nervous  [or],
emotional,  OR  SUBSTANCE  USE disorders or ailments, however defined in
such contract, at least equal to the coverage provided for other  health
conditions and shall include:
  §  3.  Paragraph  1 of subsection (h) of section 4303 of the insurance
law, as amended by chapter 502 of the laws of 2007, is amended  to  read
as follows:
  (1) A medical expense indemnity corporation or a health service corpo-
ration,  which provides group, group remittance or school blanket cover-

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