|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 24, 2022||returned to assembly|
3rd reading cal.764
substituted for s5909
|May 24, 2022||substituted by a3276|
|Apr 27, 2022||advanced to third reading|
|Apr 26, 2022||2nd report cal.|
|Apr 25, 2022||1st report cal.764|
|Jan 05, 2022||referred to insurance|
returned to senate
died in assembly
|Jun 08, 2021||referred to insurance|
delivered to assembly
|May 24, 2021||advanced to third reading|
|May 20, 2021||2nd report cal.|
|May 18, 2021||1st report cal.1165|
|Mar 22, 2021||referred to insurance|
senate Bill S5909
Current Bill Status Via A3276 - Passed Senate & Assembly
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S5909 (ACTIVE) - Details
S5909 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S5909 SPONSOR: KAMINSKY TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the insurance law, in relation to prohibiting the appli- cation of fail-first or step therapy protocols to coverage for the diag- nosis and treatment of mental health conditions PURPOSE: This bill would prohibit the application of fail-first or step therapy protocols to coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one would amend subsection (i) of section 3216 of the insurance law to prohibit the application of any fail-first or step therapy proto- col to mental health benefits, including drug coverage, provided by individual accident and health insurance policies.
S5909 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5909 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 22, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. KAMINSKY -- 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 the appli- cation of fail-first or step therapy protocols to coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subparagraphs (A), (C) and (E) of paragraph 35 of subsection (i) of section 3216 of the insurance law, as added by section 8 of subpart A of part BB of chapter 57 of the laws of 2019, are amended to read as follows: (A) Every policy delivered or issued for delivery in this state that provides coverage for inpatient hospital care or coverage for physician services shall provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions as follows: (i) where the policy provides coverage for inpatient hospital care, benefits for inpatient care in a hospital as defined by subdivision ten of section 1.03 of the mental hygiene law and benefits for outpatient care provided in a facility issued an operating certificate by the commissioner of mental health pursuant to the provisions of article thirty-one of the mental hygiene law, or in a facility operated by the office of mental health, or, for care provided in other states, to simi- larly licensed or certified hospitals or facilities; and (ii) where the policy provides coverage for physician services, bene- fits for outpatient care provided by a psychiatrist or psychologist licensed to practice in this state, a licensed clinical social worker who meets the requirements of subparagraph (D) of paragraph four of subsection (1) of section three thousand two hundred twenty-one of this article, a nurse practitioner licensed to practice in this state, or a professional corporation or university faculty practice corporation thereof, INCLUDING OUTPATIENT DRUG COVERAGE. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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