senate Bill S8170

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Permits prescription refills to be filled fifteen days prior to their refill date during a state disaster emergency

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Insurance Committee


  • Introduced
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Apr 13, 2020 referred to insurance

S8170 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3242 & 4329, Ins L

S8170 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Permits prescription refills to be filled fifteen days prior to their refill date upon the declaration of a state disaster emergency; excludes controlled substances.

S8170 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8170 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8170

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 13, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- 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   permitting
  prescription  refills  to be filled fifteen days prior to their refill
  date during a state disaster emergency

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

  Section  1.  Section  3242 of the insurance law is amended by adding a
new subsection (c) to read as follows:
  (C) EVERY POLICY DELIVERED OR ISSUED FOR DELIVERY IN THIS  STATE  THAT
PROVIDES  COVERAGE  FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUGS SHALL INCLUDE IN THE POLICY A
PROCESS THAT ALLOWS AN INSURED, THE INSURED'S DESIGNEE, OR THE INSURED'S
PRESCRIBING HEALTH CARE PROVIDER TO OBTAIN ANY CURRENT  PRESCRIPTION  OF
THE  INSURED,  WITH  THE  EXCEPTION  OF  SCHEDULE  II  AND  SCHEDULE III
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES, FIFTEEN DAYS PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED REFILL  DATE,
AT  THE  SAME  LEVEL OF COVERAGE AS A NORMAL REFILL OF SUCH PRESCRIPTION
DRUG UPON THE DECLARATION OF A  STATE  DISASTER  EMERGENCY  PURSUANT  TO
SECTION TWENTY-EIGHT OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW.
  §  2.  Section  4329  of  the insurance law is amended by adding a new
subsection (c) to read as follows:
  (C) EVERY POLICY DELIVERED OR ISSUED FOR DELIVERY IN THIS  STATE  THAT
PROVIDES  COVERAGE  FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUGS SHALL INCLUDE IN THE POLICY A
PROCESS THAT ALLOWS AN INSURED, THE INSURED'S DESIGNEE, OR THE INSURED'S
PRESCRIBING HEALTH CARE PROVIDER TO OBTAIN ANY CURRENT  PRESCRIPTION  OF
THE  INSURED,  WITH  THE  EXCEPTION  OF  SCHEDULE  II  AND  SCHEDULE III
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES, FIFTEEN DAYS PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED REFILL  DATE,
AT  THE  SAME  LEVEL OF COVERAGE AS A NORMAL REFILL OF SUCH PRESCRIPTION
DRUG UPON THE DECLARATION OF A  STATE  DISASTER  EMERGENCY  PURSUANT  TO
SECTION TWENTY-EIGHT OF THE EXECUTIVE LAW.
  § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.


 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15947-01-0

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