assembly Bill A1171A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires blanket health insurance policies to provide coverage for outpatient treatment by mental health practitioners; repealer

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 24, 2022 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1506
substituted for s6574a
Mar 30, 2022 referred to insurance
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jan 05, 2022 ordered to third reading cal.67
returned to assembly
died in senate
Jun 10, 2021 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jun 08, 2021 ordered to third reading rules cal.529
rules report cal.529
reported
reported referred to rules
Jun 02, 2021 reported referred to ways and means
May 25, 2021 reported referred to codes
May 20, 2021 print number 1171a
May 20, 2021 amend and recommit to insurance
Jan 07, 2021 referred to insurance

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A1171 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6574
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, rpld §3221 sub§ (l) ¶4 sub¶ (D), §4303 sub§ (i), Ins L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A9186
2013-2014: A978
2015-2016: A6376
2017-2018: A2163
2019-2020: A670, S6212

A1171 - Summary

Requires blanket health insurance policies to provide coverage for outpatient treatment by mental health practitioners (mental health counsellors, marriage and family therapists, creative arts therapists and psychoanalysts) licensed pursuant to article 163 of the education law.

A1171 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1171
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              January 7, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  BRONSON,  CLARK,  LUNSFORD,  MEEKS, WALLACE,
   BUTTENSCHON, ROZIC, SANTABARBARA,  LUPARDO,  HUNTER,  GUNTHER,  STECK,
   STIRPE,  JONES,  MAGNARELLI,  FAHY, McMAHON, BARRETT, WOERNER, WEPRIN,
   GOTTFRIED, CRUZ, CARROLL -- read once and referred to the Committee on
   Insurance

 AN ACT to amend the insurance  law,  in  relation  to  health  insurance
   coverage  of  outpatient care provided by a mental health practitioner
   and a clinical social worker; and to repeal certain provisions of such
   law relating thereto
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Items (i) and (ii) of subparagraph (A) of paragraph 35 of
 subsection (i) of section 3216 of the insurance law, as added by section
 8 of subpart A of part BB of chapter 57 of the laws of 2019, are amended
 to read as follows:
   (i) where the policy provides coverage for  inpatient  hospital  care,
 SUCH  POLICY  SHALL INCLUDE benefits for inpatient care in a hospital as
 defined by subdivision ten of section 1.03 of the mental hygiene law and
 benefits for outpatient care provided in a facility issued an  operating
 certificate  by  the  commissioner  of  mental  health  pursuant  to the
 provisions of article thirty-one of the mental  hygiene  law,  or  in  a
 facility  operated by the office of mental health, or, for care provided
 in other states, to similarly licensed or certified hospitals or facili-
 ties; and
   (ii) where the policy provides coverage for physician  services,  SUCH
 POLICY SHALL INCLUDE benefits for outpatient care provided by a psychia-
 trist  or  psychologist  licensed  to practice in this state, a licensed
 clinical social worker [who meets the requirements of  subparagraph  (D)
 of  paragraph  four  of  subsection  (1)  of  section three thousand two
 hundred twenty-one of this article,] WITHIN THE LAWFUL SCOPE OF  HIS  OR
 HER PRACTICE, WHO IS LICENSED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-FOUR
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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A1171A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6574
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, rpld §3221 sub§ (l) ¶4 sub¶ (D), §4303 sub§ (i), Ins L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A9186
2013-2014: A978
2015-2016: A6376
2017-2018: A2163
2019-2020: A670, S6212

A1171A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires blanket health insurance policies to provide coverage for outpatient treatment by mental health practitioners (mental health counsellors, marriage and family therapists, creative arts therapists and psychoanalysts) licensed pursuant to article 163 of the education law.

A1171A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  1171--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              January 7, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  BRONSON,  CLARK,  LUNSFORD,  MEEKS, WALLACE,
   BUTTENSCHON, ROZIC, SANTABARBARA,  LUPARDO,  HUNTER,  GUNTHER,  STECK,
   STIRPE,  JONES,  MAGNARELLI,  FAHY, McMAHON, BARRETT, WOERNER, WEPRIN,
   GOTTFRIED, CRUZ, CARROLL -- read once and referred to the Committee on
   Insurance -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted  as
   amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  insurance  law, in relation to health insurance
   coverage of outpatient care provided by a mental  health  practitioner
   and a clinical social worker; and to repeal certain provisions of such
   law relating thereto
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Items (i) and (ii) of subparagraph (A) of paragraph  35  of
 subsection (i) of section 3216 of the insurance law, item (i) as amended
 by section 12 of part AA of chapter 57 of the laws of 2021 and item (ii)
 as  added by section 8 of subpart A of part BB of chapter 57 of the laws
 of 2019, are amended to read as follows:
   (i) where the policy provides coverage for  inpatient  hospital  care,
 SUCH  POLICY  SHALL INCLUDE benefits for inpatient care in a hospital as
 defined by subdivision ten of section 1.03 of the mental hygiene law and
 benefits for outpatient care provided in a facility issued an  operating
 certificate  by  the  commissioner  of  mental  health  pursuant  to the
 provisions of article thirty-one of the mental  hygiene  law,  or  in  a
 facility  operated  by  the  office  of  mental  health,  or in a crisis
 stabilization center licensed pursuant to section 36.01  of  the  mental
 hygiene  law,  or,  for  care  provided  in  other  states, to similarly
 licensed or certified hospitals or facilities; and
   (ii) where the policy provides coverage for physician  services,  SUCH
 POLICY SHALL INCLUDE benefits for outpatient care provided by a psychia-
 trist  or  psychologist  licensed  to practice in this state, a licensed
 clinical social worker [who meets the requirements of  subparagraph  (D)

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