senate Bill S2901

2019-2020 Legislative Session
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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Insurance Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to insurance
Jan 30, 2019 referred to insurance

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S2901 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3044
Current Committee:
Senate Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3221, 4303 & 3216, Ins L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S6663, A9079

S2901 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to substance use disorder coverage.

S2901 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2901 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2901

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 30, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. KAPLAN, ORTT -- 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 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.

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