senate Bill S5690

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to prohibiting co-payments for treatment at an opioid treatment program

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Current Bill Status Via A372 - Passed Senate & Assembly


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 25, 2022 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.763
substituted for s5690
May 25, 2022 substituted by a372
Apr 27, 2022 advanced to third reading
Apr 26, 2022 2nd report cal.
Apr 25, 2022 1st report cal.763
Jan 05, 2022 referred to insurance
Mar 16, 2021 referred to insurance

S5690 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A372
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A9082
2019-2020: S4643, A972

S5690 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to prohibiting insurance companies from imposing co-payments for treatment at an opioid treatment program.

S5690 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5690 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5690
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              March 16, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. HARCKHAM -- 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  prohibiting  co-pay-
   ments for treatment at an opioid treatment program
 
   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 31-b to read as follows:
   (31-B)  EVERY POLICY THAT PROVIDES COVERAGE FOR TREATMENT AT AN OPIOID
 TREATMENT PROGRAM SHALL NOT IMPOSE A CO-PAYMENT FEE DURING THE COURSE OF
 TREATMENT ON ANY INSURED FOR SUCH TREATMENT. FOR THE  PURPOSES  OF  THIS
 SECTION  "OPIOID  TREATMENT  PROGRAM"  MEANS  A  PROGRAM OR PRACTITIONER
 ENGAGED IN OPIOID TREATMENT OF INDIVIDUALS WITH AN OPIOID AGONIST TREAT-
 MENT MEDICATION.
   § 2. Subsection (l) of section 3221 of the insurance law is amended by
 adding a new paragraph 7-b to read as follows:
   (7-B) EVERY POLICY THAT PROVIDES COVERAGE FOR TREATMENT AT  AN  OPIOID
 TREATMENT PROGRAM SHALL NOT IMPOSE A CO-PAYMENT FEE DURING THE COURSE OF
 TREATMENT  ON  ANY INSURED FOR SUCH TREATMENT.  FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS
 SECTION "OPIOID TREATMENT  PROGRAM"  MEANS  A  PROGRAM  OR  PRACTITIONER
 ENGAGED IN OPIOID TREATMENT OF INDIVIDUALS WITH AN OPIOID AGONIST TREAT-
 MENT MEDICATION.
   §  3.  Section  4303  of  the insurance law is amended by adding a new
 subsection (l-2) to read as follows:
   (L-2) EVERY POLICY THAT PROVIDES COVERAGE FOR TREATMENT AT  AN  OPIOID
 TREATMENT PROGRAM SHALL NOT IMPOSE A CO-PAYMENT FEE DURING THE COURSE OF
 TREATMENT  ON  ANY INSURED FOR SUCH TREATMENT.  FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS
 SECTION "OPIOID TREATMENT  PROGRAM"  MEANS  A  PROGRAM  OR  PRACTITIONER
 ENGAGED IN OPIOID TREATMENT OF INDIVIDUALS WITH AN OPIOID AGONIST TREAT-
 MENT MEDICATION.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD00586-01-1

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