assembly Bill A8548A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to coverage for the screening, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Apr 07, 2022 print number 8548a
Apr 07, 2022 amend and recommit to insurance
Jan 05, 2022 referred to insurance
Dec 13, 2021 referred to insurance

Co-Sponsors

A8548 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7673
Current Committee:
Assembly Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L

A8548 - Summary

Relates to coverage for applied behavior analysis and for developmental, individual-differences, relationship-based treatment of autism spectrum disorder.

A8548 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8548
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             December 13, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. ABINANTI -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Insurance
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  insurance  law, in relation to coverage for the
   screening, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.    Subparagraphs (B) and (C) of paragraph 25 of subsection
 (i) of section 3216 of the insurance law, subparagraph (B) as amended by
 section 2 of subpart A of part BB of chapter 57 of  the  laws  of  2019,
 subparagraph  (C)  as  amended by chapter 596 of the laws of 2011, items
 (i) and (iii) of subparagraph (C) as amended by section 3 of  subpart  A
 of  part  BB  of  chapter 57 of the laws of 2019, are amended to read as
 follows:
   (B) Every policy that  provides  physician  services,  medical,  major
 medical  or  similar  comprehensive-type coverage shall provide coverage
 for the screening, diagnosis and treatment of autism  spectrum  disorder
 in accordance with this paragraph and shall not exclude coverage for the
 screening,  diagnosis  or  treatment  of  medical  conditions  otherwise
 covered by the policy because the individual is  diagnosed  with  autism
 spectrum  disorder.  Such coverage may be subject to annual deductibles,
 copayments and coinsurance as may be deemed appropriate  by  the  super-
 intendent  and  shall be consistent with those imposed on other benefits
 under the policy.  COVERAGE FOR APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS  AND  DEVELOP-
 MENTAL,  INDIVIDUAL-DIFFERENCES,  RELATIONSHIP-BASED  TREATMENT SHALL BE
 SUBJECT TO A MAXIMUM BENEFIT OF SIX HUNDRED EIGHTY  HOURS  OF  TREATMENT
 PER POLICY OR CALENDAR YEAR PER COVERED INDIVIDUAL. This paragraph shall
 not  be  construed as limiting the benefits that are otherwise available
 to an individual under the policy, provided  however  that  such  policy
 shall  not  contain any limitations on visits that are solely applied to
 the treatment of autism spectrum disorder. No  insurer  shall  terminate
 coverage  or  refuse to deliver, execute, issue, amend, adjust, or renew
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD13801-01-1

Co-Sponsors

A8548A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7673
Current Committee:
Assembly Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L

A8548A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to coverage for applied behavior analysis and for developmental, individual-differences, relationship-based treatment of autism spectrum disorder.

A8548A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  8548--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             December 13, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. ABINANTI, SIMON, JENSEN -- read once and referred
   to  the  Committee  on  Insurance  --  recommitted to the Committee on
   Insurance in accordance with Assembly Rule  3,  sec.  2  --  committee
   discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
   to said committee

 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  insurance  law, in relation to coverage for the
   screening, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.    Subparagraphs (B) and (C) of paragraph 25 of subsection
 (i) of section 3216 of the insurance law, subparagraph (B) as amended by
 section 2 of subpart A of part BB of chapter 57 of  the  laws  of  2019,
 subparagraph  (C)  as  amended by chapter 596 of the laws of 2011, items
 (i) and (iii) of subparagraph (C) as amended by section 3 of  subpart  A
 of  part  BB  of  chapter 57 of the laws of 2019, are amended to read as
 follows:
   (B) Every policy that  provides  physician  services,  medical,  major
 medical  or  similar  comprehensive-type coverage shall provide coverage
 for the screening, diagnosis and treatment of autism  spectrum  disorder
 in accordance with this paragraph and shall not exclude coverage for the
 screening,  diagnosis  or  treatment  of  medical  conditions  otherwise
 covered by the policy because the individual is  diagnosed  with  autism
 spectrum  disorder.  Such coverage may be subject to annual deductibles,
 copayments and coinsurance as may be deemed appropriate  by  the  super-
 intendent  and  shall be consistent with those imposed on other benefits
 under the policy.  COVERAGE FOR APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS  AND  DEVELOP-
 MENTAL,  INDIVIDUAL-DIFFERENCES,  RELATIONSHIP-BASED  TREATMENT SHALL BE
 SUBJECT TO A MAXIMUM BENEFIT OF SIX HUNDRED EIGHTY  HOURS  OF  TREATMENT
 PER POLICY DURING A CALENDAR YEAR PER COVERED INDIVIDUAL. This paragraph
 shall  not  be  construed  as  limiting  the benefits that are otherwise
 available to an individual under the policy, provided however that  such
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD13801-02-2