senate Bill S24

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Enacts the "Give Kids a Chance - Carter's Law"; mandates health insurance coverage for congenital anomalies

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Insurance Committee


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Jan 05, 2022 referred to insurance
Jan 06, 2021 referred to insurance

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S24 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1943
Current Committee:
Senate Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 4235, 4304 & 4305, Ins L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S7709, A8890

S24 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "Give Kids a Chance - Carter's Law" mandating health insurance coverage for congenital anomalies including certain reconstructive services, habilitative services, and inpatient and outpatient services.

S24 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S24 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    24
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  KAPLAN, JACKSON, KENNEDY, RITCHIE, RIVERA -- 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 enacting the "Give
   Kids a Chance - Carter's Law" mandating health insurance coverage  for
   congenital anomalies
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
 the "Give Kids a Chance - Carter's Law".
   § 2. Subsection (a) of section 3216 of the insurance law is amended by
 adding 5 new paragraphs 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 to read as follows:
   (5)  "CONGENITAL ANOMALY" MEANS A MEDICALLY DIAGNOSED CONDITION EXIST-
 ING AT OR FROM BIRTH THAT IS A DEVIATION FROM THE  COMMON  STRUCTURE  OR
 FUNCTION  OF  THE  BODY, WHETHER CAUSED BY A HEREDITARY OR DEVELOPMENTAL
 DISABILITY OR DISEASE.
   (6) "COSMETIC SURGERY" MEANS SURGICAL AND NONSURGICAL ELECTIVE  PROCE-
 DURES THAT ENHANCE AND RESHAPE STRUCTURES OF THE BODY TO IMPROVE APPEAR-
 ANCE  AND CONFIDENCE, BUT ARE NOT NECESSARY TO IMPROVE BODY STRUCTURE OR
 FUNCTION.
   (7) "HABILITATIVE SERVICES" MEANS HEALTHCARE  SERVICES  THAT  HELP  AN
 INDIVIDUAL  KEEP,  LEARN,  OR  IMPROVE  SKILLS AND FUNCTIONING FOR DAILY
 LIVING.  HABILITATIVE SERVICES SHALL INCLUDE BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO PHYS-
 ICAL AND OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY,  AND  SERVICES
 FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES IN A VARIETY OF INPATIENT AND/OR OUTPATIENT
 SETTINGS.
   (8)  "RECONSTRUCTIVE  SERVICES"  MEANS  PROCEDURES OR SURGERY THAT ARE
 PERFORMED TO TREAT STRUCTURES OF  THE  BODY  AFFECTED  AESTHETICALLY  OR
 FUNCTIONALLY BY CONGENITAL ANOMALIES, DEVELOPMENTAL ABNORMALITIES, TRAU-
 MA, INFECTION, TUMORS, OR DISEASE.  RECONSTRUCTIVE SERVICES ARE INTENDED
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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