1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Insurance
  4. Article 26: Unfair Claim Settlement Practices; Other Misconduct; Discrimination


Section 2616 Discrimination because of status as a living organ or tissue donor

Insurance (ISC)

Discrimination because of status as a living organ or tissue donor. (a) No insurer or entity authorized to do the kinds of business specified in paragraph one or three of subsection (a) of section one thousand one hundred thirteen of this chapter shall decline to provide or limit coverage of an insured under any life or accident and health insurance policy or otherwise discriminate in the premium rating, offering, issuance, cancellation, amount of coverage or any other condition, based solely upon the status of an insured as a living organ or tissue donor and without additional actuarial risks.

  (b) No insurer or entity authorized to do the kinds of business specified in paragraph one or three of subsection (a) of section one thousand one hundred thirteen of this chapter shall preclude an insured from donating all or part of an organ or tissue as a condition or receiving or continuing to receive life or accident and health insurance coverage.

  (c) As used in this section, the terms "organ" and "tissue" shall have the same meanings as are provided therefor in section forty-three hundred sixty of the public health law.