senate Bill S7696

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Prohibits prior authorization for ultrasounds which a physician deems is medically necessary and warranted

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee


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Feb 07, 2020 referred to health

S7696 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §364-j, Soc Serv L

S7696 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides that managed care providers shall not require prior authorization for any ultrasound, which, in a physician's reasonable professional judgment, are medically necessary and warranted.

S7696 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7696 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7696

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 7, 2020
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the social services  law,  in  relation  to  prohibiting
  prior authorization for medically necessary and warranted ultrasounds

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

  Section 1. Section 364-j of the social  services  law  is  amended  by
adding a new subdivision 26-c to read as follows:
  26-C. MANAGED CARE PROVIDERS SHALL NOT REQUIRE PRIOR AUTHORIZATION FOR
ANY  ULTRASOUND,  WHICH,  IN A PHYSICIAN'S REASONABLE PROFESSIONAL JUDG-
MENT, ARE MEDICALLY NECESSARY AND WARRANTED.
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.








 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15214-02-0

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