A01663 Summary:

BILL NO    A01663C

SAME AS    No same as 

SPONSOR    Abinanti (MS)

COSPNSR    Ortiz, Curran, Stirpe, Weisenberg, Colton, Millman, Gunther, Abbate,
           Titus, Pretlow, Moya, Crespo, Zebrowski, Titone, Jaffee, Cahill,
           Weprin, Englebright, Lavine, Cusick, Markey, Roberts, Kearns,
           Simanowitz, Barrett, Quart, Rodriguez, Schimel, Santabarbara, Camara,
           Benedetto, Brindisi, Skoufis, Miller, Cook, Corwin, Rosenthal, Otis

MLTSPNSR   Arroyo, Barclay, Borelli, Brennan, Crouch, Cymbrowitz, Duprey, Graf,
           Hooper, Jacobs, Johns, Katz, McDonald, McDonough, McKevitt,
           McLaughlin, Montesano, O'Donnell, Paulin, Perry, Raia, Schimminger,
           Skartados, Stec, Sweeney, Thiele, Walter

Amd S1.03, Ment Hyg L; amd SS3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L

Relates to the definition of autism and autism spectrum disorder.
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A01663 Actions:

BILL NO    A01663C

01/09/2013 referred to mental health
04/29/2013 amend (t) and recommit to mental health
04/29/2013 print number 1663a
06/04/2013 reported referred to ways and means
06/13/2013 reported referred to rules
06/17/2013 reported 
06/17/2013 rules report cal.299
06/17/2013 ordered to third reading rules cal.299
06/17/2013 amended on third reading (t) 1663b
06/17/2013 amended by restoring to previous print 1663a
06/17/2013 restored to third reading
06/18/2013 passed assembly
06/18/2013 delivered to senate
06/18/2013 REFERRED TO RULES
01/08/2014 DIED IN SENATE
01/08/2014 RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
01/08/2014 ordered to third reading cal.90
06/10/2014 amended on third reading (t) 1663c
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A01663 Memo:

BILL NUMBER:A1663C

TITLE OF BILL:  An act to define the term "autism" for the purposes of
the education law and the mental hygiene law and the term "autism
spectrum disorder" for the purposes of the insurance law and providing
for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill is intended to ensure that
all individuals diagnosed using the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual
of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV TR) and the most recent edition of the
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders continue to
qualify for services.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill is the
legislative intent.

Section 2 provides that, notwithstanding any law to the contrary,
"autism" for purposes of the education law and mental hygiene law, and
"autism spectrum disorder" for purposes of the insurance law, shall
include: (1) all persons diagnosed with an autistic disorder,
Asperger's disorder, Retts disorder, childhood disintegrative
disorder, or pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified
(PDD-NOS) using the fourth edition text revision of the Diagnostic and
Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV TR), and (2) all
persons diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder diagnosed using the
most recent edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental
Disorders.

Section 3 is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION: During the transition from DSM-IV to the most recent
edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders,
DSM-V, it is critical that individuals qualify for services if
diagnosed using DSM-IV and DSM-V.

Due to the fact that one in fifty children have a diagnosis on the
autism spectrum and the importance of early and appropriate treatment,
it is essential to ensure the continuity of benefits and services for
individuals who qualify under DSM-IV and DSM-V. It is also essential
that all those diagnosed during this transition period have the
benefit of services under both to ensure that all with developmental
disabilities are provided appropriate services.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:New bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately and shall
expire and be deemed repealed three years after such effective date.
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A01663 Text:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________

                                        1663--C
                                                                Cal. No. 90

                              2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                      (PREFILED)

                                    January 9, 2013
                                      ___________

       Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ABINANTI, ORTIZ, CURRAN, STIRPE, WEISENBERG,
         COLTON,  MILLMAN,  GUNTHER,  ABBATE,  TITUS,  PRETLOW,  MOYA,  CRESPO,
         ZEBROWSKI,   TITONE,  JAFFEE,  CAHILL,  WEPRIN,  ENGLEBRIGHT,  LAVINE,
         CUSICK, MARKEY, ROBERTS, KEARNS, SIMANOWITZ,  BARRETT,  QUART,  RODRI-
         GUEZ,  SCHIMEL,  SANTABARBARA,  CAMARA,  BENEDETTO, BRINDISI, SKOUFIS,
         MILLER, COOK, CORWIN, ROSENTHAL, OTIS -- Multi-Sponsored by --  M.  of
         A.  ARROYO,  BARCLAY,  BORELLI,  BRENNAN,  CROUCH, CYMBROWITZ, DUPREY,
         GRAF, HOOPER, JACOBS,  JOHNS,  KATZ,  McDONALD,  McDONOUGH,  McKEVITT,
         McLAUGHLIN,  MONTESANO,  O'DONNELL,  PAULIN, PERRY, RAIA, SCHIMMINGER,
         SKARTADOS, STEC, SWEENEY, THIELE, WALTER -- read once and referred  to
         the  Committee on Mental Health -- committee discharged, bill amended,
         ordered reprinted as amended and  recommitted  to  said  committee  --
         reported and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means -- amended on
         the  special  order  of  third  reading, ordered reprinted as amended,
         retaining its place on the special order of third reading --  advanced
         to a third reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its place
         on the order of third reading

       AN ACT to define the term "autism" for the purposes of the education law
         and the mental hygiene law and the term "autism spectrum disorder" for
         the purposes of the insurance law and providing for the repeal of such
         provisions upon expiration thereof

         THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
       BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

    1    Section 1. Legislative Intent.  The  legislature  hereby  finds  that,
    2  according  to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as many as one
    3  in 50 children may have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The  legisla-
    4  ture  further  finds  that  early,  continuous and appropriate treatment
    5  facilitates the best possible outcome for children diagnosed with  ASDs.
    6  The  legislature further finds that, while the periodic reformulation of
    7  diagnostic criteria is vital to  ensuring  the  provision  of  effective

        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD02950-09-4
       A. 1663--C                          2

    1  care,  the state must respond accordingly to guarantee that such changes
    2  do not impact the eligibility of  individuals  who  would  benefit  from
    3  treatment.  Therefore,  the  legislature  finds  it appropriate to enact
    4  measures  preserving the existing rights and entitlements of those diag-
    5  nosed with pervasive developmental disorders using  the  fourth  edition
    6  text  revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disor-
    7  ders (DSM-IV TR) and provide the same rights to diagnosis and  treatment
    8  to those similarly situated in the future as the medical community tran-
    9  sitions to criteria implemented by the fifth edition (DSM-5). The legis-
   10  lature  finds  that in addition to ensuring continued benefits and state
   11  services it is important to convene a council to  study  the  transition
   12  from  (DSM-IV  TR)  to  the criteria implemented by the fifth edition to
   13  ensure that individuals who qualify under (DSM-IV TR) will  continue  to
   14  qualify under DSM-5.
   15    S  2.  Notwithstanding  any  law  to  the  contrary, "autism," for the
   16  purposes of the education law and the mental hygiene  law,  and  "autism
   17  spectrum  disorder,"  for  the  purposes  of  the  insurance  law, shall
   18  include: (1) all persons diagnosed with an autistic disorder, Asperger's
   19  disorder, Rett's disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder, or  perva-
   20  sive  developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) using the
   21  fourth edition text revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of
   22  Mental Disorders (DSM-IV TR); and (2)  all  persons  diagnosed  with  an
   23  autism  spectrum disorder diagnosed using the most recent edition of the
   24  Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
   25    S 3. This act shall take effect immediately and shall  expire  and  be
   26  deemed repealed three years after such effective date.
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