senate Bill S6505

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing a cap on the price of prescription insulin

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to health
Jun 14, 2019 referred to rules

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S6505 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8103
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §280-d, Pub Health L

S6505 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a cap on the price of prescription insulin not to exceed one hundred dollars per thirty day supply.

S6505 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6505 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6505

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 14, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. MARTINEZ, GAUGHRAN -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to establishing a cap
  on the price of prescription 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 a new section
280-d to read as follows:
  § 280-D. PRESCRIPTION INSULIN PRICE  CAP.  1.  FOR  PURPOSES  OF  THIS
SECTION,  "PRESCRIPTION  INSULIN  DRUG"  SHALL  MEAN A PRESCRIPTION DRUG
CONTAINING INSULIN TO BE USED IN THE TREATMENT OF DIABETES AND THAT:
  (A) IS REQUIRED BY ANY APPLICABLE FEDERAL OR STATE LAW TO BE DISPENSED
ONLY PURSUANT TO A PRESCRIPTION; OR
  (B) IS RESTRICTED BY ANY APPLICABLE FEDERAL OR STATE  LAW  TO  USE  BY
PRACTITIONERS ONLY.
  2.   ANY   HEALTH   INSURANCE   CARRIER  THAT  PROVIDES  COVERAGE  FOR
PRESCRIPTION INSULIN DRUGS PURSUANT TO THE TERMS OF A  HEALTH  INSURANCE
POLICY OR HEALTH BENEFITS PLAN SHALL CAP THE TOTAL COST A COVERED PERSON
IS  REQUIRED TO PAY FOR A COVERED PRESCRIPTION INSULIN DRUG AT AN AMOUNT
NOT TO EXCEED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS PER  THIRTY  DAY  SUPPLY  OF  INSULIN,
REGARDLESS  OF THE AMOUNT OR TYPE OF INSULIN NEEDED TO FILL SUCH COVERED
PERSON'S PRESCRIPTION.
  3. NOTHING IN THIS SECTION SHALL PREVENT A  HEALTH  INSURANCE  CARRIER
FROM  REDUCING  A COVERED PERSON'S COST FOR INSULIN BY AN AMOUNT GREATER
THAN THE AMOUNT SPECIFIED IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13030-01-9

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