senate Bill S3556

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Authorizes payments to nonparticipating or nonpreferred providers of ambulance services licensed under article 30 of the public health law

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Actions

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 10, 2021 committed to rules
Mar 03, 2021 advanced to third reading
Mar 02, 2021 2nd report cal.
Mar 01, 2021 1st report cal.478
Jan 30, 2021 referred to insurance

Votes

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Mar 1, 2021 - Insurance committee Vote

S3556
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committee
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Aye
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Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
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Abstained
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Insurance Committee Vote: Mar 1, 2021

aye wr (1)

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S3556 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3224-a, 3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S4462
2011-2012: S2714
2013-2014: S3542
2015-2016: S1764
2017-2018: S2527
2019-2020: S3526

S3556 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes payments to nonparticipating or nonpreferred providers of ambulance services licensed under article 30 of the public health law.

S3556 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3556 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   3556
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 30, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. BRESLIN, ADDABBO, AKSHAR, BOYLE, GALLIVAN, HELMING,
   RIVERA, SANDERS, SEPULVEDA, SKOUFIS -- 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 payments to  prehospi-
   tal emergency medical services providers

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 3224-a of the insurance law is amended by adding  a
 new subsection (l) to read as follows:
   (L)  PAYMENTS  TO  NONPARTICIPATING OR NONPREFERRED PROVIDERS OF AMBU-
 LANCE SERVICES LICENSED UNDER ARTICLE THIRTY OF THE PUBLIC  HEALTH  LAW.
 (1)  WHENEVER  AN INSURER OR AN ORGANIZATION, OR CORPORATION LICENSED OR
 CERTIFIED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE FORTY-THREE OR FORTY-SEVEN OF THIS CHAPTER
 OR ARTICLE FORTY-FOUR OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW PROVIDES THAT ANY  HEALTH
 CARE  CLAIMS  SUBMITTED  UNDER CONTRACTS OR AGREEMENTS ISSUED OR ENTERED
 INTO PURSUANT TO THIS  ARTICLE  OR  ARTICLE  FORTY-TWO,  FORTY-THREE  OR
 FORTY-SEVEN  OF THIS CHAPTER AND ARTICLE FORTY-FOUR OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH
 LAW ARE PAYABLE TO A PARTICIPATING OR PREFERRED  PROVIDER  OF  AMBULANCE
 SERVICES  FOR  SERVICES  RENDERED,  THE INSURER, ORGANIZATION, OR CORPO-
 RATION LICENSED OR CERTIFIED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE FORTY-THREE  OR  FORTY-
 SEVEN  OF  THIS  CHAPTER  OR ARTICLE FORTY-FOUR OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW
 SHALL BE REQUIRED TO PAY SUCH BENEFITS EITHER DIRECTLY TO ANY  SIMILARLY
 LICENSED  NONPARTICIPATING  OR  NONPREFERRED  PROVIDER  AT THE USUAL AND
 CUSTOMARY CHARGE, WHICH SHALL NOT BE EXCESSIVE OR UNREASONABLE, WHEN THE
 PROVIDER HAS RENDERED SUCH SERVICES, HAS ON FILE A DULY EXECUTED ASSIGN-
 MENT OF BENEFITS, AND HAS CAUSED NOTICE OF SUCH ASSIGNMENT TO  BE  GIVEN
 TO  THE  INSURER,  ORGANIZATION,  OR  CORPORATION  LICENSED OR CERTIFIED
 PURSUANT TO ARTICLE FORTY-THREE OR FORTY-SEVEN OF THIS CHAPTER OR  ARTI-
 CLE  FORTY-FOUR  OF  THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW OR JOINTLY TO SUCH NONPARTIC-
 IPATING OR NONPREFERRED PROVIDER AND  TO  THE  INSURED,  SUBSCRIBER,  OR
 OTHER  COVERED PERSON; PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT IN EITHER CASE THE INSUR-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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