senate Bill S8058A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Enacts the "ensuring access to behavioral health act"

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 22, 2022 print number 8058a
Feb 22, 2022 amend (t) and recommit to health
Jan 21, 2022 referred to health

S8058 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9303
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§4401 & 4403, Pub Health L

S8058 - Summary

Enacts the "ensuring access to behavioral health act"; includes mental health services, substance use disorder treatment services and recovery support services to network adequacy requirements for insurance coverage.

S8058 - Sponsor Memo

S8058 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8058
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 21, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. HARCKHAM -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Health
 
 AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to  including  mental
   health  services, substance use disorder treatment services and recov-
   ery support services to network adequacy requirements
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
 the "ensuring access to behavioral health act".
   § 2. Subdivision 3 of section 4401 of the public health law, as  added
 by chapter 938 of the laws of 1976, is amended to read as follows:
   3.  "Comprehensive  health  services"  means all those health services
 which an enrolled population might require in order to be maintained  in
 good  health,  and shall include, but shall not be limited to, physician
 services (including consultant and referral  services),  in-patient  and
 out-patient  hospital  services,  MENTAL  HEALTH SERVICES, SUBSTANCE USE
 DISORDER TREATMENT SERVICES, RECOVERY SUPPORT SERVICES, diagnostic labo-
 ratory and therapeutic and diagnostic radiologic services, and emergency
 and preventive health services. Such term  may  be  further  defined  by
 agreement with enrolled populations providing additional benefits neces-
 sary, desirable or appropriate to meet their health care needs.
   §  3.  Paragraph  (a)  of  subdivision 5 of section 4403 of the public
 health law, as amended by chapter 586 of the laws of 1998, is amended to
 read as follows:
   (a) The commissioner, at the time of initial licensure, at least every
 three years thereafter, and upon application for  expansion  of  service
 area,  shall ensure that the health maintenance organization maintains a
 network of health care providers  adequate  to  meet  the  comprehensive
 health  needs,  INCLUDING MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES, SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER
 TREATMENT SERVICES,  INCLUDING  BUT  NOT  LIMITED  TO  OPIOID  TREATMENT
 PROGRAMS AND MEDICATION ASSISTED TREATMENT OPTIONS, AND RECOVERY SUPPORT
 SERVICES,  of  its  enrollees  and  to  provide an appropriate choice of
 providers  sufficient  to  provide  the  services  covered   under   its
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD14163-04-2

S8058A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9303
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§4401 & 4403, Pub Health L

S8058A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the "ensuring access to behavioral health act"; includes mental health services, substance use disorder treatment services and recovery support services to network adequacy requirements for insurance coverage.

S8058A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8058A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  8058--A
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 21, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sen. HARCKHAM -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed  to  the  Committee  on  Health  --  committee
   discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
   to said committee
 
 AN  ACT  to amend the public health law, in relation to including mental
   health services, substance use disorder treatment services and  recov-
   ery support services to network adequacy requirements; and directs the
   superintendent of financial services and the commissioner of health to
   review data and update regulations regarding health maintenance organ-
   izations and network adequacy requirements
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may  be  cited  as
 the "ensuring access to behavioral health act".
   §  2. Subdivision 3 of section 4401 of the public health law, as added
 by chapter 938 of the laws of 1976, is amended to read as follows:
   3. "Comprehensive health services" means  all  those  health  services
 which  an enrolled population might require in order to be maintained in
 good health, and shall include, but shall not be limited  to,  physician
 services  (including  consultant  and referral services), in-patient and
 out-patient hospital services, MENTAL  HEALTH  SERVICES,  SUBSTANCE  USE
 DISORDER TREATMENT SERVICES, RECOVERY SUPPORT SERVICES, diagnostic labo-
 ratory and therapeutic and diagnostic radiologic services, and emergency
 and  preventive  health  services.  Such  term may be further defined by
 agreement with enrolled populations providing additional benefits neces-
 sary, desirable or appropriate to meet their health care needs.
   § 3. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 5 of  section  4403  of  the  public
 health law, as amended by chapter 586 of the laws of 1998, is amended to
 read as follows:
   (a) The commissioner, at the time of initial licensure, at least every
 three  years  thereafter,  and upon application for expansion of service
 area, shall ensure that the health maintenance organization maintains  a
 network  of  health  care  providers  adequate to meet the comprehensive
 health needs, INCLUDING MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES, SUBSTANCE  USE  DISORDER
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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