senate Bill S6492A

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing a drug assistance demonstration program and authorizing emergency prescriptions

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  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 30, 2021 approval memo.77
signed chap.388
Dec 30, 2020 delivered to governor
Jul 23, 2020 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.314
substituted for a8533b
Jul 21, 2020 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 10, 2020 amended on third reading 6492b
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

Establishes a drug assistance demonstration program and authorizes emergency prescriptions.

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 - 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 - Summary

Establishes a drug assistance demonstration program and authorizes emergency prescriptions.

S6492A - Sponsor Memo

S6492A - 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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S6492B (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

S6492B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a drug assistance demonstration program and authorizes emergency prescriptions.

S6492B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6492B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  6492--B
     Cal. No. 555
 
                        2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               June 13, 2019
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  RIVERA,  CARLUCCI,  GOUNARDES, HARCKHAM, HOYLMAN,
   KAPLAN, KRUEGER,  MAYER,  METZGER,  MYRIE,  PERSAUD,  RAMOS,  SALAZAR,
   SEPULVEDA, SERRANO -- 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 committee -- reported favorably from said  commit-
   tee  and  committed  to the Committee on Finance -- reported favorably
   from said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to  a
   third  reading,  amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place in
   the order of third reading
 
 AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation  to  drug  assistance
   demonstration and emergency prescriptions
 
   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.  1.  THE  COMMISSIONER
 SHALL  DEVELOP A DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM (THE "PROGRAM") TO PROVIDE ACCESS
 TO INSULIN AND OTHER  LIFE  SUSTAINING  MAINTENANCE  PRESCRIPTION  DRUGS
 IDENTIFIED  BY THE COMMISSIONER FOR RESIDENTS OF THE STATE WHO ARE WITH-
 OUT HEALTH COVERAGE, ARE INELIGIBLE FOR MEDICAID OR OTHER PUBLICLY FUND-
 ED HEALTH COVERAGE, OR ARE OTHERWISE DETERMINED TO BE  ELIGIBLE  BY  THE
 COMMISSIONER  AND  DEPEND  UPON  SUCH  MEDICATION FOR THEIR SURVIVAL. IN
 DEVELOPING THE PROGRAM THE COMMISSIONER SHALL:
   (A) CONSIDER MODELING THE PROGRAM ON THE STATE'S HIV/AIDS DRUG ASSIST-
 ANCE PROGRAM PROVIDING ACCESS TO ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS AT CERTAIN  INCOME
 THRESHOLDS ABOVE THE FEDERAL POVERTY LEVEL; AND
   (B)  ENGAGE  WITH  PHARMACEUTICAL  MANUFACTURERS  TO  EXPLORE A PUBLIC
 PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP TO BRING AFFORDABLE DRUGS  THROUGH  THE  PROGRAM  TO
 ELIGIBLE INDIVIDUALS.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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