senate Bill S7253

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires the coverage of mental health well care visits

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Insurance Committee


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Jan 14, 2020 referred to insurance

S7253 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L

S7253 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the insurance coverage of yearly mental health well care visits.

S7253 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7253 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7253

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 14, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. CARLUCCI -- 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 requiring the coverage
  of mental health well care visits

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

  Section  1.  Paragraph  29  of  subsection  (i) of section 3216 of the
insurance law, as added by chapter 273 of the laws of 2012,  is  amended
to read as follows:
  (29)  Every individual policy which provides medical, major medical or
similar comprehensive-type coverage that includes coverage for  a  phys-
ical,  OR  MENTAL  HEALTH or well care visit once in every three hundred
sixty-five days shall be interpreted to mean that such physical,  MENTAL
HEALTH  or  well care visit can be had once every calendar year, regard-
less of whether or not a period of three  hundred  sixty-five  days  has
passed since the previous physical, MENTAL HEALTH or well care visit.
  §  2.  Paragraph 18 of subsection (k) of section 3221 of the insurance
law, as added by chapter 273 of the laws of 2012, is amended to read  as
follows:
  (18)  Every  group  or  blanket  policy  which provides medical, major
medical or similar comprehensive-type coverage  that  includes  coverage
for  a  physical,  MENTAL  HEALTH or well care visit once in every three
hundred sixty-five days shall be interpreted to mean that such physical,
MENTAL HEALTH or well care visit can be had once  every  calendar  year,
regardless  of  whether or not a period of three hundred sixty-five days
has passed since the previous  physical,  MENTAL  HEALTH  or  well  care
visit.
  § 3. Subsection (ii) of section 4303 of the insurance law, as added by
chapter 273 of the laws of 2012, is amended to read as follows:
  (ii)  Every contract issued by a corporation subject to the provisions
of this article which provides medical, major medical or similar compre-
hensive-type coverage that includes  coverage  for  a  physical,  MENTAL
HEALTH  or  well  care visit once in every three hundred sixty-five days
shall be interpreted to mean that such physical, MENTAL HEALTH  or  well

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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