senate Bill S7881

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to providing coverage and information on chest wall reconstruction surgery after a mastectomy or partial mastectomy

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A8537 - Signed by Governor


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

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Oct 14, 2022 signed chap.571
Oct 13, 2022 delivered to governor
May 31, 2022 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1548
substituted for s7881
May 31, 2022 substituted by a8537
May 25, 2022 ordered to third reading cal.1548
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 18, 2022 referred to insurance

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S7881 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8537
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L; amd §§2404 & 2803-o, Pub Health L

S7881 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to providing coverage and information on chest wall reconstruction surgery after a mastectomy or partial mastectomy; provides that aesthetic flat closure be included in information provided to patients and in insurance coverage.

S7881 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7881 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7881
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 18, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Insurance
 
 AN ACT to amend the insurance law and the public health law, in relation
   to providing coverage and information  on  chest  wall  reconstruction
   surgery after a mastectomy or partial mastectomy
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Subparagraph (A) of  paragraph  20  of  subsection  (i)  of
 section 3216 of the insurance law, as added by chapter 21 of the laws of
 1997,  the opening paragraph and clause (i) as amended by chapter 302 of
 the laws of 2012, is amended to read as follows:
   (A) Every policy which provides medical,  major  medical,  or  similar
 comprehensive-type  coverage  shall  provide  the following coverage for
 breast OR CHEST  WALL  reconstruction  surgery  after  a  mastectomy  or
 partial mastectomy:
   (i)  all stages of reconstruction of the breast OR CHEST WALL on which
 the mastectomy or partial mastectomy has been performed; and
   (ii) surgery and reconstruction of the other breast OR CHEST  WALL  to
 produce a symmetrical appearance;
 in  the  manner determined by the attending physician and the patient to
 be appropriate. CHEST WALL RECONSTRUCTION SURGERY SHALL INCLUDE AESTHET-
 IC FLAT CLOSURE AS SUCH TERM IS DEFINED BY THE  NATIONAL  CANCER  INSTI-
 TUTE. Such coverage may be subject to annual deductibles and coinsurance
 provisions as may be deemed appropriate by the superintendent and as are
 consistent  with  those  established  for  other benefits within a given
 policy. Written notice of the availability of  such  coverage  shall  be
 delivered  to  the  policyholder  prior  to inception of such policy and
 annually thereafter.
   § 2. Subparagraph (A) of paragraph 10 of  subsection  (k)  of  section
 3221  of  the insurance law, as added by chapter 21 of the laws of 1997,
 the opening paragraph and clause (i) as amended by chapter  302  of  the
 laws of 2012, is amended to read as follows:
   (A)  Every group or blanket policy delivered or issued for delivery in
 this state which provides medical, major medical, or similar  comprehen-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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