senate Bill S3497

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Prohibits co-pays for certain short term opioid drug prescriptions

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Insurance Committee


  • Introduced
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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to insurance
Jan 29, 2021 referred to insurance

S3497 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3903
Current Committee:
Senate Insurance
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3216, Ins L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A10435
2017-2018: S3666, A3528
2019-2020: S279, A6139

S3497 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits insurance companies from imposing a co-pay pursuant to a follow up visit with a physician in order to receive a refill on an opioid drug prescription which was initially written for seven days or less.

S3497 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3497 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   3497
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 29, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  ORTT  --  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  insurance
   companies  from imposing a co-pay pursuant to a follow up visit with a
   physician in order to receive a refill on an opioid drug prescription

   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   COVERAGE   FOR   OPIOID   DRUG
 PRESCRIPTIONS SHALL NOT IMPOSE ANY FEE, CO-PAYMENT, CO-INSURANCE, DEDUC-
 TIBLE  OR  OTHER  CONDITION  ON  ANY  INSURED  WHO  REQUIRES A FOLLOW UP
 APPOINTMENT TO RECEIVE AN  ADDITIONAL  OPIOID  DRUG  PRESCRIPTION  OR  A
 REFILL  OF AN OPIOID DRUG PRESCRIPTION AFTER AN INITIAL PRESCRIPTION FOR
 SUCH OPIOID DRUG PRESCRIPTION WHICH WAS WRITTEN FOR A  PERIOD  OF  SEVEN
 DAYS  OR  LESS.  SUCH  PROHIBITION ON ANY FEE, CO-PAYMENT, CO-INSURANCE,
 DEDUCTIBLE OR OTHER CONDITION IS LIMITED TO  ONE  VISIT  OR  ONE  REFILL
 AFTER  THE  INITIAL  APPOINTMENT  OR PRESCRIPTION.   UPON ANY SUBSEQUENT
 CONSULTATION FOR THE SAME PAIN, THE PRACTITIONER MAY ISSUE,  IN  ACCORD-
 ANCE  WITH  THIS  SUBSECTION,  ANY  APPROPRIATE  RENEWAL, REFILL, OR NEW
 PRESCRIPTION FOR THE OPIOID OR ANY OTHER DRUG.
   § 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
 have become a law.
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD07487-01-1


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