senate Bill S906B

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires certain providers of health care policies to provide coverage for colorectal cancer early detection

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Current Bill Status Via A2085 - Passed Senate & Assembly


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    • Passed Assembly
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 24, 2022 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1489
substituted for s906b
May 24, 2022 substituted by a2085a
ordered to third reading cal.1489
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 05, 2022 referred to insurance
May 18, 2021 print number 906b
May 18, 2021 amend and recommit to insurance
Jan 27, 2021 print number 906a
Jan 27, 2021 amend and recommit to insurance
Jan 06, 2021 referred to insurance

Co-Sponsors

S906 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2085
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216 & 3221, Ins L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A6140
2011-2012: S6941, A552
2013-2014: S543, A639
2015-2016: S756, A102
2017-2018: S1836, A344
2019-2020: S8051, A2883

S906 - Summary

Requires certain providers of health care policies to provide coverage for colorectal cancer early detection in accordance with the American cancer society guidelines; requires the insurance carriers to notify enrollees of such coverage and screening guidelines via mail.

S906 - Sponsor Memo

S906 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    906
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. SANDERS -- 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  providing  insurance
   coverage for colorectal cancer early detection

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Paragraph 27 of subsection  (i)  of  section  3216  of  the
 insurance  law,  as  added by chapter 457 of the laws of 2010, is renum-
 bered paragraph 36, paragraph 28 of subsection (i) of  section  3216  of
 the  insurance  law,  as  amended  by chapter 11 of the laws of 2012, is
 renumbered paragraph 37, paragraph 34 of subsection (i) of section  3216
 of the insurance law, as added by section 10 of part MM of chapter 57 of
 the  laws  of 2018, is renumbered paragraph 38 and a new paragraph 39 is
 added to read as follows:
   (39) (A) EVERY POLICY WHICH PROVIDES COVERAGE PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION
 SHALL PROVIDE COVERAGE TO ANY NAMED SUBSCRIBER OR OTHER  PERSON  COVERED
 THEREUNDER  FOR  EXPENSES INCURRED IN CONDUCTING COLORECTAL CANCER EXAM-
 INATIONS AND LABORATORY TESTS AT REGULAR INTERVALS,  INCLUDING  EXPENSES
 INCURRED  IN  CONDUCTING  PHYSICIAN  CONSULTATIONS FOR COLORECTAL CANCER
 PRIOR TO SUCH EXAMINATIONS AND TESTS, FOR PERSONS FIFTY YEARS OF AGE  OR
 OLDER  AND  FOR PERSONS OF ANY AGE WHO ARE CONSIDERED TO BE AT HIGH RISK
 FOR COLORECTAL CANCER. THE METHODS OF SCREENING FOR WHICH BENEFITS SHALL
 BE PROVIDED SHALL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
   (I) A SCREENING FECAL OCCULT BLOOD TEST;
   (II) FLEXIBLE SIGMOIDOSCOPY;
   (III) COLONOSCOPY;
   (IV) BARIUM ENEMA; OR
   (V) THE MOST RELIABLE, MEDICALLY RECOGNIZED SCREENING TEST  AVAILABLE;
 AND
   (VI) ANY COMBINATION THEREOF.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

Co-Sponsors

S906A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2085
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216 & 3221, Ins L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A6140
2011-2012: S6941, A552
2013-2014: S543, A639
2015-2016: S756, A102
2017-2018: S1836, A344
2019-2020: S8051, A2883

S906A - Summary

Requires certain providers of health care policies to provide coverage for colorectal cancer early detection in accordance with the American cancer society guidelines; requires the insurance carriers to notify enrollees of such coverage and screening guidelines via mail.

S906A - Sponsor Memo

S906A - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  906--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. SANDERS, KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed to  the  Committee  on  Insurance  --
   committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
   recommitted to said committee

 AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation  to  providing  insurance
   coverage for colorectal cancer early detection
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Paragraph 27 of subsection  (i)  of  section  3216  of  the
 insurance  law,  as  added by chapter 457 of the laws of 2010, is renum-
 bered paragraph 36, paragraph 28 of subsection (i) of  section  3216  of
 the  insurance  law,  as  amended  by chapter 11 of the laws of 2012, is
 renumbered paragraph 37, paragraph 34 of subsection (i) of section  3216
 of the insurance law, as added by section 10 of part MM of chapter 57 of
 the  laws  of 2018, is renumbered paragraph 38 and a new paragraph 39 is
 added to read as follows:
   (39) (A) EVERY POLICY WHICH PROVIDES COVERAGE PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION
 SHALL PROVIDE COVERAGE TO ANY NAMED SUBSCRIBER OR OTHER  PERSON  COVERED
 THEREUNDER  FOR  EXPENSES INCURRED IN CONDUCTING COLORECTAL CANCER EXAM-
 INATIONS AND LABORATORY TESTS AT REGULAR INTERVALS,  INCLUDING  EXPENSES
 INCURRED  IN  CONDUCTING  PHYSICIAN  CONSULTATIONS FOR COLORECTAL CANCER
 PRIOR TO SUCH EXAMINATIONS AND TESTS, FOR PERSONS THIRTY-FIVE  YEARS  OF
 AGE OR OLDER AND FOR PERSONS OF ANY AGE WHO ARE CONSIDERED TO BE AT HIGH
 RISK  FOR COLORECTAL CANCER. THE METHODS OF SCREENING FOR WHICH BENEFITS
 SHALL BE PROVIDED SHALL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
   (I) A SCREENING FECAL OCCULT BLOOD TEST;
   (II) FLEXIBLE SIGMOIDOSCOPY;
   (III) COLONOSCOPY;
   (IV) BARIUM ENEMA; OR

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

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S906B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2085
Law Section:
Insurance Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3216 & 3221, Ins L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A6140
2011-2012: S6941, A552
2013-2014: S543, A639
2015-2016: S756, A102
2017-2018: S1836, A344
2019-2020: S8051, A2883

S906B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires certain providers of health care policies to provide coverage for colorectal cancer early detection in accordance with the American cancer society guidelines; requires the insurance carriers to notify enrollees of such coverage and screening guidelines via mail.

S906B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S906B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  906--B
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by Sens. SANDERS, KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed to  the  Committee  on  Insurance  --
   committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
   recommitted to said committee -- committee discharged,  bill  amended,
   ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend the insurance law, in relation to providing insurance
   coverage for colorectal cancer early detection
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Paragraph  27  of  subsection  (i) of section 3216 of the
 insurance law, as added by chapter 457 of the laws of  2010,  is  renum-
 bered  paragraph  36,  paragraph 28 of subsection (i) of section 3216 of
 the insurance law, as amended by chapter 11 of  the  laws  of  2012,  is
 renumbered  paragraph 37, paragraph 34 of subsection (i) of section 3216
 of the insurance law, as added by section 10 of part MM of chapter 57 of
 the laws of 2018, is renumbered paragraph 38 and a new paragraph 11-b is
 added to read as follows:
   (11-B) (A) EVERY POLICY DELIVERED OR ISSUED FOR DELIVERY IN THIS STATE
 WHICH PROVIDES MEDICAL COVERAGE THAT  INCLUDES  COVERAGE  FOR  PHYSICIAN
 SERVICES  IN  A PHYSICIAN'S OFFICE AND EVERY POLICY WHICH PROVIDES MAJOR
 MEDICAL OR SIMILAR COMPREHENSIVE-TYPE COVERAGE SHALL PROVIDE,  UPON  THE
 PRESCRIPTION  OF  A HEALTH CARE PROVIDER LEGALLY AUTHORIZED TO PRESCRIBE
 UNDER TITLE EIGHT OF THE EDUCATION LAW, COVERAGE FOR  COLORECTAL  CANCER
 SCREENING. THE COVERAGE REQUIRED BY THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL INCLUDE PREVEN-
 TIVE  COLORECTAL  CANCER  SCREENING  COVERAGE  FOR ALL COLORECTAL CANCER
 EXAMINATIONS AND LABORATORY TESTS IN  ACCORDANCE  WITH  AMERICAN  CANCER
 SOCIETY GUIDELINES FOR COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING OF AVERAGE RISK INDI-
 VIDUALS,  INCLUDING  AN  INITIAL  COLONOSCOPY  OR  OTHER MEDICAL TEST OR
 PROCEDURE FOR COLORECTAL CANCER SCREENING AND  A  FOLLOW-UP  COLONOSCOPY
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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