senate Bill S4643A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to prohibiting co-payments for treatment at an opioid treatment program

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Insurance Committee


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to insurance
May 28, 2019 print number 4643a
May 28, 2019 amend and recommit to insurance
Mar 19, 2019 referred to insurance

Co-Sponsors

S4643 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A972
Current Committee:
Senate Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A9082

S4643 - Summary

Relates to prohibiting insurance companies from imposing co-payments for treatment at an opioid treatment program.

S4643 - Sponsor Memo

S4643 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4643

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 19, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. HARCKHAM -- 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  prohibiting  co-pay-
  ments for treatment at an opioid treatment program

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

  Section 1. Subsection (i) of section 3216  of  the  insurance  law  is
amended by adding a new paragraph 31-b to read as follows:
  (31-B)  EVERY POLICY THAT PROVIDES COVERAGE FOR TREATMENT AT AN OPIOID
TREATMENT PROGRAM SHALL NOT IMPOSE A CO-PAYMENT FEE ON ANY  INSURED  FOR
SUCH  TREATMENT.  FOR  THE  PURPOSES  OF  THIS SECTION "OPIOID TREATMENT
PROGRAM" MEANS A PROGRAM OR PRACTITIONER ENGAGED IN OPIOID TREATMENT  OF
INDIVIDUALS WITH AN OPIOID AGONIST TREATMENT MEDICATION.
  § 2. Subsection (l) of section 3221 of the insurance law is amended by
adding a new paragraph 7-c to read as follows:
  (7-C)  EVERY  POLICY THAT PROVIDES COVERAGE FOR TREATMENT AT AN OPIOID
TREATMENT PROGRAM SHALL NOT IMPOSE A CO-PAYMENT FEE ON ANY  INSURED  FOR
SUCH  TREATMENT.    FOR  THE  PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION "OPIOID TREATMENT
PROGRAM" MEANS A PROGRAM OR PRACTITIONER ENGAGED IN OPIOID TREATMENT  OF
INDIVIDUALS WITH AN OPIOID AGONIST TREATMENT MEDICATION.
  §  3.  Section  4303  of  the insurance law is amended by adding a new
subsection (l-3) to read as follows:
  (L-3) EVERY POLICY THAT PROVIDES COVERAGE FOR TREATMENT AT  AN  OPIOID
TREATMENT  PROGRAM  SHALL NOT IMPOSE A CO-PAYMENT FEE ON ANY INSURED FOR
SUCH TREATMENT.   FOR THE PURPOSES OF  THIS  SECTION  "OPIOID  TREATMENT
PROGRAM"  MEANS A PROGRAM OR PRACTITIONER ENGAGED IN OPIOID TREATMENT OF
INDIVIDUALS WITH AN OPIOID AGONIST TREATMENT MEDICATION.
  § 4. This act shall take effect on the first of January next  succeed-
ing  the  date  on  which  it shall have become a law and shall apply to
policies and contracts issued, renewed, modified, altered or amended  on
and after such date.

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

Co-Sponsors

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S4643A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A972
Current Committee:
Senate Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A9082

S4643A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to prohibiting insurance companies from imposing co-payments for treatment at an opioid treatment program.

S4643A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4643A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 4643--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 19, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. HARCKHAM, MARTINEZ, RAMOS, SALAZAR, SKOUFIS -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee  on Insurance -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation  to  prohibiting  co-pay-
  ments for treatment at an opioid treatment program

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

  Section 1. Subsection (i) of section 3216  of  the  insurance  law  is
amended by adding a new paragraph 31-b to read as follows:
  (31-B)  EVERY POLICY THAT PROVIDES COVERAGE FOR TREATMENT AT AN OPIOID
TREATMENT PROGRAM SHALL NOT IMPOSE A CO-PAYMENT FEE DURING THE COURSE OF
TREATMENT ON ANY INSURED FOR SUCH TREATMENT. FOR THE  PURPOSES  OF  THIS
SECTION  "OPIOID  TREATMENT  PROGRAM"  MEANS  A  PROGRAM OR PRACTITIONER
ENGAGED IN OPIOID TREATMENT OF INDIVIDUALS WITH AN OPIOID AGONIST TREAT-
MENT MEDICATION.
  § 2. Subsection (l) of section 3221 of the insurance law is amended by
adding a new paragraph 7-c to read as follows:
  (7-C) EVERY POLICY THAT PROVIDES COVERAGE FOR TREATMENT AT  AN  OPIOID
TREATMENT PROGRAM SHALL NOT IMPOSE A CO-PAYMENT FEE DURING THE COURSE OF
TREATMENT  ON  ANY INSURED FOR SUCH TREATMENT.  FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS
SECTION "OPIOID TREATMENT  PROGRAM"  MEANS  A  PROGRAM  OR  PRACTITIONER
ENGAGED IN OPIOID TREATMENT OF INDIVIDUALS WITH AN OPIOID AGONIST TREAT-
MENT MEDICATION.
  §  3.  Section  4303  of  the insurance law is amended by adding a new
subsection (l-3) to read as follows:
  (L-3) EVERY POLICY THAT PROVIDES COVERAGE FOR TREATMENT AT  AN  OPIOID
TREATMENT PROGRAM SHALL NOT IMPOSE A CO-PAYMENT FEE DURING THE COURSE OF
TREATMENT  ON  ANY INSURED FOR SUCH TREATMENT.  FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS
SECTION "OPIOID TREATMENT  PROGRAM"  MEANS  A  PROGRAM  OR  PRACTITIONER

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04805-03-9

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