senate Bill S4000

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to prescribing insulin and related supplies

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Current Bill Status - Signed by Governor

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 11, 2021 signed chap.134
delivered to governor
Jun 03, 2021 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.327
substituted for a5460
Feb 09, 2021 referred to higher education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 02, 2021 ordered to third reading cal.235
Feb 01, 2021 referred to rules

S4000 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §§279-a & 279-b, Pub Health L (as proposed in S.6492-B & A.8533-B); amd §§6801, 6909 & 6527, Ed L

S4000 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to prescribing insulin and related supplies; establishes a workgroup to explore options to increase access to insulin for residents of the state without healthcare.

S4000 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4000 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                             February 1, 2021
 Introduced  by  Sen.  RIVERA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation  to  prescribing  insulin
   and  related  supplies; and to repeal certain provisions of the public
   health law relating thereto

   Section 1. Sections 279-a and 279-b of the public health law, as added
 by a chapter of the laws of 2020 amending the public health law relating
 to   drug  assistance  demonstration  and  emergency  prescriptions,  as
 proposed  in  legislative  bills  numbers  S.6492-B  and  A.8533-B,  are
   § 2. Insulin workgroup. 1. The commissioner of health, in consultation
 with  the  superintendent of the department of financial services, shall
 convene a group of experts, including persons who are insulin dependent,
 to explore options to increase access to insulin for  residents  of  the
 state with diabetes who are without health coverage, or who are ineligi-
 ble for Medicaid or other publicly funded health coverage. No later than
 December 31, 2021, such commissioner shall submit a report to the gover-
 nor, the temporary president of the senate, the speaker of the assembly,
 and the chairs of the senate and assembly health committees.  The report
 shall identify:
   a.  Options  for  enrolling uninsured eligible individuals into health
 coverage which provide comprehensive coverage for persons with diabetes;
   b. Barriers in access to information regarding costs within the  insu-
 lin supply chain;
   c. Actions that could be undertaken by the state to hold manufacturers
 accountable for price increases and transparency in drug pricing;
   d.  Options  for  increasing  affordability  and access to insulin for
 uninsured and underinsured individuals; and uninsured  and  underinsured
 individuals; and
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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