assembly Bill A7495

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires health insurers to provide coverage for long term medical care for Lyme disease and other tick borne related pathogens

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to insurance
May 11, 2021 referred to insurance

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A7495 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3896
Current Committee:
Assembly Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L; amd §§3 & 201, Work Comp L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S5354
2013-2014: S541
2015-2016: S653
2017-2018: A10621, S670
2019-2020: A2767, S4186

A7495 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires health insurers to provide coverage for long term medical care for Lyme disease and other tick borne related pathogens.

A7495 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7495
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                               May 11, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. WALLACE, GOTTFRIED, MAGNARELLI, ZEBROWSKI, WOER-
   NER, GALEF, BARRON, COOK, THIELE, McDONOUGH, GLICK,  BARRETT  --  read
   once and referred to the Committee on Insurance
 
 AN  ACT to amend the insurance law and the workers' compensation law, in
   relation to coverage of long term medical care for  Lyme  disease  and
   other tick borne related pathogens
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subsection (i) of section 3216  of  the  insurance  law  is
 amended by adding a new paragraph 36 to read as follows:
   (36)  EVERY  INSURER ISSUING A POLICY OF ACCIDENT AND HEALTH INSURANCE
 FOR DELIVERY IN THIS STATE SHALL PROVIDE  COVERAGE  FOR  ALL  COSTS  FOR
 TREATMENT  OF  LYME  DISEASE  (LYME  BORRELIOSIS)  AND  OTHER TICK BORNE
 RELATED PATHOGENS. SUCH TREATMENT SHALL INCLUDE  NOT  LESS  THAN  THIRTY
 DAYS  OF  INTRAVENOUS  ANTIBIOTIC THERAPY, SIXTY DAYS OF ORAL ANTIBIOTIC
 THERAPY, OR BOTH, AND SHALL PROVIDE FURTHER TREATMENT IF RECOMMENDED  BY
 A PHYSICIAN LICENSED TO PRACTICE MEDICINE IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK.
   § 2. Subsection (l) of section 3221 of the insurance law is amended by
 adding a new paragraph 21 to read as follows:
   (21) EVERY GROUP OR BLANKET POLICY DELIVERED OR ISSUED FOR DELIVERY IN
 THIS  STATE  WHICH PROVIDES HOSPITAL, SURGICAL OR MEDICAL COVERAGE SHALL
 PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR ALL COSTS  FOR  TREATMENT  OF  LYME  DISEASE  (LYME
 BORRELIOSIS)  AND  OTHER  TICK  BORNE  RELATED PATHOGENS. SUCH TREATMENT
 SHALL INCLUDE NOT LESS THAN THIRTY DAYS OF INTRAVENOUS ANTIBIOTIC THERA-
 PY, SIXTY DAYS OF ORAL ANTIBIOTIC THERAPY, OR BOTH,  AND  SHALL  PROVIDE
 FURTHER  TREATMENT  IF  RECOMMENDED  BY A PHYSICIAN LICENSED TO PRACTICE
 MEDICINE IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK.
   § 3. Section 4303 of the insurance law is  amended  by  adding  a  new
 subsection (ss) to read as follows:
   (SS)  EVERY  MEDICAL  EXPENSE  INDEMNITY CORPORATION, HOSPITAL SERVICE
 CORPORATION AND HEALTH SERVICE CORPORATION WHICH PROVIDES  COVERAGE  FOR
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.