assembly Bill A5272

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires health insurance policies to include coverage for doula services as required coverage for maternity care

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Feb 12, 2021 referred to insurance

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A5272 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A10505
2019-2020: A2344

A5272 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires health insurance policies to include coverage for doula services as required coverage for maternity care.

A5272 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5272
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 12, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. SOLAGES, THIELE -- read once and referred to the
   Committee on Insurance
 
 AN ACT to amend the insurance  law,  in  relation  to  requiring  health
   insurance  policies to include coverage for doula services as required
   coverage for maternity care

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. Item (i) of subparagraph (A) of paragraph 10 of subsection
 (i) of section 3216 of the insurance law, as amended by chapter  238  of
 the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
   (i) Every policy which provides hospital, surgical or medical coverage
 shall  provide coverage for maternity care, including hospital, surgical
 or medical care to the same extent that hospital,  surgical  or  medical
 coverage  is  provided  for  illness  or  disease under the policy. Such
 maternity care coverage,  other  than  coverage  for  perinatal  compli-
 cations,  shall  include  inpatient hospital coverage for mother and for
 newborn for at least forty-eight hours after childbirth for any delivery
 other than a caesarean section, and for at least ninety-six hours  after
 a  caesarean section. Such coverage for maternity care shall include the
 services of a DOULA AND THE SERVICES OF A midwife licensed  pursuant  to
 article  one  hundred  forty of the education law, practicing consistent
 with section sixty-nine hundred  fifty-one  of  the  education  law  and
 affiliated  or practicing in conjunction with a facility licensed pursu-
 ant to article twenty-eight of the public health  law,  but  no  insurer
 shall  be  required  to  pay  for  duplicative routine services actually
 provided by both a licensed midwife and a physician.
   § 2. Item (i) of subparagraph (A) of paragraph 5 of subsection (k)  of
 section 3221 of the insurance law, as amended by chapter 238 of the laws
 of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
   (i)  Every group or blanket policy delivered or issued for delivery in
 this state which provides hospital, surgical or medical  coverage  shall
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.