senate Bill S6827

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Provides lifetime, premium-free insurance through the New York state of health marketplace to a person who donates a kidney during the course of his or her lifetime

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to health
Nov 01, 2019 referred to rules

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S6827 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8739
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §4311, Pub Health L; add §99-hh, St Fin L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S1838, A1746

S6827 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides lifetime, premium-free insurance through the New York state of health marketplace to a person who donates a kidney during the course of his or her lifetime; establishes the kidney donor insurance fund.

S6827 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6827 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6827

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            November 1, 2019
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the public health law and  the  state  finance  law,  in
  relation to providing lifetime, premium-free insurance to a person who
  donates a kidney during the course of his or her lifetime

  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
4311 to read as follows:
  §  4311.  HEALTH INSURANCE FOR KIDNEY DONORS. ANY PERSON WHO DONATES A
KIDNEY AS A LIVE KIDNEY DONOR SHALL BE ELIGIBLE AFTER SUCH  DONATION  TO
RECEIVE  HEALTH  INSURANCE  THROUGH THE NEW YORK STATE OF HEALTH MARKET-
PLACE FOR THE DURATION OF SUCH DONOR'S LIFE. THE STATE SHALL BE  RESPON-
SIBLE  FOR THE PAYMENT OF ALL PREMIUMS IN CONNECTION WITH THE INSURANCE;
NEITHER THE DONOR NOR HIS OR HER EMPLOYER SHALL BE LIABLE FOR THE PREMI-
UMS.   INSURANCE PROVIDED PURSUANT TO THIS  SECTION  SHALL  INCLUDE  THE
HIGHEST  LEVEL  OF  SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH THE GOLD LEVEL OF THE NEW
YORK STATE OF HEALTH MARKETPLACE AND  SHALL  INCLUDE  PRESCRIPTION  DRUG
COVERAGE.  SUCH INSURANCE SHALL BE PAID FOR BY THE STATE FROM THE KIDNEY
DONOR INSURANCE FUND ESTABLISHED UNDER  SECTION  NINETY-NINE-HH  OF  THE
STATE  FINANCE  LAW.  THE  DEPARTMENT MAY CONSULT WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF
FINANCIAL SERVICES TO ENSURE THE PROGRAM ESTABLISHED BY THIS SECTION  IS
BEST EFFECTUATED.
  § 2. The state finance law is amended by adding a new section 99-hh to
read as follows:
  §  99-HH.  KIDNEY DONOR INSURANCE FUND. 1. THERE IS HEREBY ESTABLISHED
IN THE JOINT CUSTODY OF THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH AND  THE  SUPERINTEN-
DENT  OF THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES A SPECIAL FUND TO BE KNOWN
AS THE "KIDNEY DONOR INSURANCE FUND".
  2. THE FUND SHALL CONSIST OF ALL MONIES APPROPRIATED FOR ITS  PURPOSE,
ALL MONIES TRANSFERRED TO SUCH FUND PURSUANT TO LAW, ALL MONIES REQUIRED

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

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