senate Bill S8187

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires insurance coverage for home test kits for sexually transmitted diseases

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Insurance Committee


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Feb 01, 2022 referred to insurance

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S8187 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L

S8187 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires health insurance coverage for home test kits for sexually transmitted diseases.

S8187 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8187 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8187
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 1, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. HOYLMAN -- 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  requiring  health
   insurance  coverage  for  home  test  kits  for  sexually  transmitted
   diseases
 
   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 WHICH PROVIDES HOSPITAL, SURGICAL OR MEDICAL  COVER-
 AGE  OR PROVIDES REIMBURSEMENT FOR LABORATORY TESTS OR REIMBURSEMENT FOR
 DIAGNOSTIC X-RAY SERVICES SHALL PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR HOME TEST KITS  FOR
 SEXUALLY  TRANSMITTED  DISEASES.   FOR PURPOSES OF THIS PARAGRAPH, "HOME
 TEST KIT"  MEANS A PRODUCT USED FOR A TEST RECOMMENDED  BY  THE  FEDERAL
 CENTERS  FOR  DISEASE  CONTROL  AND  PREVENTION GUIDELINES OR THE UNITED
 STATES PREVENTIVE SERVICES TASK FORCE, THAT HAS BEEN CLINICAL LABORATORY
 IMPROVEMENT AMENDMENTS OF 1988-WAIVED, CLEARED OR APPROVED BY THE UNITED
 STATES FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, OR DEVELOPED  BY  A  LABORATORY  IN
 ACCORDANCE  WITH ESTABLISHED REGULATIONS AND QUALITY STANDARDS, TO ALLOW
 INDIVIDUALS TO SELF-COLLECT SPECIMENS FOR SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES,
 INCLUDING HIV, REMOTELY AT A LOCATION OUTSIDE OF A CLINICAL SETTING.
   § 2. Subsection (k) of section 3221 of the insurance law is amended by
 adding a new paragraph 22 to read as follows:
   (22) EVERY POLICY WHICH PROVIDES HOSPITAL, SURGICAL OR MEDICAL  COVER-
 AGE  OR PROVIDES REIMBURSEMENT FOR LABORATORY TESTS OR REIMBURSEMENT FOR
 DIAGNOSTIC X-RAY SERVICES SHALL PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR HOME TEST KITS  FOR
 SEXUALLY  TRANSMITTED  DISEASES.   FOR PURPOSES OF THIS PARAGRAPH, "HOME
 TEST KIT"  MEANS A PRODUCT USED FOR A TEST RECOMMENDED  BY  THE  FEDERAL
 CENTERS  FOR  DISEASE  CONTROL  AND  PREVENTION GUIDELINES OR THE UNITED
 STATES PREVENTIVE SERVICES TASK FORCE, THAT HAS BEEN CLINICAL LABORATORY
 IMPROVEMENT AMENDMENTS OF 1988-WAIVED, CLEARED OR APPROVED BY THE UNITED
 STATES FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, OR DEVELOPED  BY  A  LABORATORY  IN
 ACCORDANCE  WITH ESTABLISHED REGULATIONS AND QUALITY STANDARDS, TO ALLOW
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD14420-02-2

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