senate Bill S5071

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to mandatory health insurance coverage for acupuncture services

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Insurance Committee


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Feb 23, 2021 referred to insurance

S5071 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3165
Current Committee:
Senate Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216 & 4303, Ins L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S8011, A10322
2017-2018: S7636, A6103
2019-2020: S4560, A2925

S5071 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to mandatory health insurance coverage for acupuncture services.

S5071 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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