|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 23, 2021||referred to insurance|
senate Bill S5071
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Insurance Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S5071 (ACTIVE) - Details
S5071 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S5071 SPONSOR: PARKER TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the insurance law, in relation to mandatory health insurance coverage for acupuncture services SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 would amend subsection (i) of section 3216 of the insurance law is amended by adding a new paragraph 34. Section 2 would amend section 4303 of the insurance law is amended by adding a new subsection (rr). Section 3 provides that the effective date for this legislation shall be 90 days after it is signed into law. JUSTIFICATION:
S5071 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5071 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 23, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Insurance AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to mandatory health insurance coverage for acupuncture services 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 POLICY ISSUED WITHIN THE HEALTH BENEFIT EXCHANGE ESTAB- LISHED PURSUANT TO SECTION 1311 OF THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT, 42 U.S.C. § 18031, SHALL PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT AS DEFINED IN SECTION EIGHT THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED ELEVEN OF THE EDUCATION LAW PROVIDED BY AN INDIVIDUAL LICENSED, AUTHORIZED, OR CERTIFIED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED SIXTY OF THE EDUCATION LAW. HOWEVER, ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT AND SERVICES MAY BE SUBJECT TO REASONABLE DEDUCTIBLE, CO-PAYMENT AND CO-INSURANCE AMOUNT, REASONABLE FEE OR BENEFIT LIMITS, AND REASONABLE UTILIZATION REVIEW, PROVIDED THAT ANY SUCH AMOUNTS, LIMITS OR REVIEW SHALL BE NO GREATER THAN OTHER ESSENTIAL HEALTH BENEFITS COVERED BY THE POLICY AND PROVIDED FURTHER THAT ANY SUCH AMOUNTS, LIMITS, OR REVIEW SHALL NOT FUNCTION TO DIRECT TREATMENT IN A MANNER DISCRIMINATIVE AGAINST ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT. NOTHING HEREIN SHALL BE CONSTRUED AS IMPENDING OR PREVENTING EITHER THE PROVISION OR COVERAGE OF ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT AND SERVICES BY DULY LICENSED OR CERTIFIED ACUPUNCTURIST, WITHIN THE LAWFUL SCOPE OF THE PRACTICE OF ACUPUNCTURE, IN HOSPITAL FACILITIES ON A STAFF OR EMPLOYEE BASIS. § 2. Section 4303 of the insurance law is amended by adding a new subsection (ss) to read as follows: (SS) EVERY POLICY ISSUED WITHIN THE HEALTH BENEFIT EXCHANGE ESTAB- LISHED PURSUANT TO SECTION 1311 OF THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT, 42 U.S.C. § 18031, SHALL PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT AS DEFINED IN SECTION EIGHT THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED ELEVEN OF THE EDUCATION LAW PROVIDED EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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