senate Bill S6492A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to drug assistance demonstration, emergency prescriptions and capping cost sharing for insulin

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 10, 2020 advanced to third reading
Mar 04, 2020 2nd report cal.
Mar 03, 2020 1st report cal.555
Jan 28, 2020 reported and committed to finance
Jan 14, 2020 print number 6492a
Jan 14, 2020 amend and recommit to health
Jan 08, 2020 referred to health
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 19, 2019 referred to health
Jun 18, 2019 delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1642
Jun 13, 2019 referred to rules

Votes

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Mar 3, 2020 - Finance committee Vote

S6492A
18
0
committee
18
Aye
0
Nay
5
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jan 28, 2020 - Health committee Vote

S6492A
13
0
committee
13
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Health Committee Vote: Jan 28, 2020

aye wr (2)

Jun 18, 2019 - Rules committee Vote

S6492
18
0
committee
18
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Co-Sponsors

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S6492 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8533
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§279-a & 279-b, Pub Health L; amd §§3216, 3221, 4303 & 4406-c, Ins L

S6492 - Summary

Relates to a drug assistance demonstration program, emergency prescriptions and capping cost sharing for insulin.

S6492 - Sponsor Memo

S6492 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6492

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 13, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  RIVERA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation  to  drug  assistance
  demonstration  and emergency prescriptions; and to amend the insurance
  law, in relation to capping cost sharing for insulin

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

  Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding two new sections
279-a and 279-b to read as follows:
  § 279-A. DRUG ASSISTANCE DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL
DEVELOP  A  DEMONSTRATION  PROGRAM TO ENSURE ACCESS TO INSULIN AND OTHER
LIFE SUSTAINING, MAINTENANCE PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS IDENTIFIED BY  THE
COMMISSIONER  FOR RESIDENTS OF THE STATE WHO ARE UNINSURED, ARE INELIGI-
BLE FOR MEDICAID OR OTHER PUBLICLY FUNDED HEALTH COVERAGE, OR ARE OTHER-
WISE DETERMINED TO BE ELIGIBLE BY THE COMMISSIONER AND DEPEND UPON  SUCH
MEDICATION  FOR  THEIR  SURVIVAL. IN DEVELOPING SUCH PROGRAM THE COMMIS-
SIONER SHALL:
  1. CONSIDER MODELING THE DRUG ASSISTANCE DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM ON  THE
STATE'S  HIV/AIDS  DRUG  ASSISTANCE PROGRAM PROVIDING ACCESS TO ELIGIBLE
INDIVIDUALS AT CERTAIN  INCOME  THRESHOLDS  ABOVE  THE  FEDERAL  POVERTY
LEVEL;
  2.  ENGAGE  WITH  PHARMACEUTICAL  MANUFACTURERS  TO  EXPLORE  A PUBLIC
PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP DESIGNED TO BRING AFFORDABLE MEDICATIONS THROUGH THE
DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM TO ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS; AND
  3. REPORT TO THE GOVERNOR, THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE,  THE
SPEAKER  OF  THE  ASSEMBLY,  AND  THE  CHAIRS OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY
HEALTH COMMITTEES ON THE AVAILABLE OPTIONS TO ESTABLISH A  DRUG  ASSIST-
ANCE  DEMONSTRATION  PROGRAM,  VARIOUS  COST SHARING MODELS FOR ELIGIBLE
PARTICIPANTS AND THE RELATED COSTS TO THE STATE ASSOCIATED  WITH  IMPLE-
MENTING  SUCH A PROGRAM NO LATER THAN JANUARY THIRTY-FIRST, TWO THOUSAND
TWENTY.

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

Co-Sponsors

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S6492A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8533
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §§279-a & 279-b, Pub Health L; amd §§3216, 3221, 4303 & 4406-c, Ins L

S6492A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to a drug assistance demonstration program, emergency prescriptions and capping cost sharing for insulin.

S6492A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6492A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 6492--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 13, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. RIVERA, CARLUCCI, HOYLMAN, KAPLAN, MAYER, METZGER --
  read  twice  and  ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to
  the Committee on Rules -- recommitted to the Committee  on  Health  in
  accordance  with  Senate  Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill
  amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
  tee

AN  ACT  to  amend the public health law, in relation to drug assistance
  demonstration and emergency prescriptions; and to amend the  insurance
  law, in relation to capping cost sharing for insulin

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

  Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding two new sections
279-a and 279-b to read as follows:
  § 279-A. DRUG ASSISTANCE DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL
DEVELOP A DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM TO ENSURE ACCESS TO  INSULIN  AND  OTHER
LIFE  SUSTAINING, MAINTENANCE PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS IDENTIFIED BY THE
COMMISSIONER FOR RESIDENTS OF THE STATE WHO ARE UNINSURED, ARE  INELIGI-
BLE FOR MEDICAID OR OTHER PUBLICLY FUNDED HEALTH COVERAGE, OR ARE OTHER-
WISE  DETERMINED TO BE ELIGIBLE BY THE COMMISSIONER AND DEPEND UPON SUCH
MEDICATION FOR THEIR SURVIVAL. IN DEVELOPING SUCH  PROGRAM  THE  COMMIS-
SIONER SHALL:
  1.  CONSIDER MODELING THE DRUG ASSISTANCE DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM ON THE
STATE'S HIV/AIDS DRUG ASSISTANCE PROGRAM PROVIDING  ACCESS  TO  ELIGIBLE
INDIVIDUALS  AT  CERTAIN  INCOME  THRESHOLDS  ABOVE  THE FEDERAL POVERTY
LEVEL;
  2. ENGAGE  WITH  PHARMACEUTICAL  MANUFACTURERS  TO  EXPLORE  A  PUBLIC
PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP DESIGNED TO BRING AFFORDABLE MEDICATIONS THROUGH THE
DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM TO ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS; AND
  3.  REPORT TO THE GOVERNOR, THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, THE
SPEAKER OF THE ASSEMBLY, AND THE  CHAIRS  OF  THE  SENATE  AND  ASSEMBLY
HEALTH  COMMITTEES  ON THE AVAILABLE OPTIONS TO ESTABLISH A DRUG ASSIST-

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

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