senate Bill S2538

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to coverage of mental health and alcohol and substance use services under the child health insurance plan

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to health
Jan 21, 2021 referred to health

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S2538 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A343
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §2510, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S9063, A11117

S2538 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for coverage of mental health and alcohol and substance use services under the child health insurance plan.

S2538 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2538 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2538
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 21, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  RIVERA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Health
 
 AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to coverage of mental
   health and alcohol and substance use services under the  child  health
   insurance plan

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subdivision 7 of section 2510 of the public health law,  as
 amended  by  chapter  428  of  the  laws  of 2013, is amended to read as
 follows:
   7. "Covered health care services" means: the services  of  physicians,
 optometrists,  nurses,  nurse  practitioners, midwives and other related
 professional personnel  which  are  provided  on  an  outpatient  basis,
 including  routine well-child visits; diagnosis and treatment of illness
 and injury; EARLY AND PERIODIC SCREENING, DIAGNOSIS  AND  TREATMENT  FOR
 ELIGIBLE  CHILDREN  UNDER THE AGE OF SIX AND FOR OTHER ELIGIBLE CHILDREN
 TO ASCERTAIN PHYSICAL AND MENTAL  DISABILITIES;  inpatient  health  care
 services;  laboratory  tests;  diagnostic  x-rays; prescription and non-
 prescription drugs and durable  medical  equipment;  radiation  therapy;
 chemotherapy;  hemodialysis;  outpatient  blood clotting factor products
 and other treatments and services furnished in connection with the  care
 of  hemophilia  and other blood clotting protein deficiencies; emergency
 room services;  hospice  services;  emergency,  preventive  and  routine
 dental  care,  including  medically  necessary orthodontia but excluding
 cosmetic surgery; emergency, preventive and routine vision care, includ-
 ing eyeglasses; speech and hearing services; and, inpatient  and  outpa-
 tient  mental  health,  alcohol  and  substance [abuse] USE services [as
 defined by the commissioner in consultation  with  the  superintendent].
 "Covered  health  care services" shall not include drugs, procedures and
 supplies for the treatment of erectile dysfunction when provided to,  or
 prescribed  for  use  by,  a person who is required to register as a sex
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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