A01928 Summary:

BILL NOA01928
 
SAME ASSAME AS S00384
 
SPONSORBronson
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L
 
Relates to requiring medical insurance carriers to provide certain coverage for service animals.
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A01928 Actions:

BILL NOA01928
 
01/17/2017referred to insurance
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A01928 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          1928
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 17, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by M. of A. BRONSON -- read once and referred to the Commit-
          tee on Insurance
 
        AN ACT to amend the insurance law,  in  relation  to  requiring  medical
          insurance carriers to provide certain coverage for service animals
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Subsection (i) of section 3216  of  the  insurance  law  is
     2  amended by adding a new paragraph 34 to read as follows:
     3    (34)  Every  policy  which provides medical, major medical, or similar
     4  comprehensive-type coverage must provide coverage for  the  acquisition,
     5  training,  certification  and  veterinary  care  of a service animal, as
     6  defined in subdivision one of section 242.00 of the penal law, when such
     7  animal is deemed medically necessary by a licensed physician.
     8    § 2. Subsection (l) of section 3221 of the insurance law is amended by
     9  adding a new paragraph 20 to read as follows:
    10    (20) Every policy which provides medical, major  medical,  or  similar
    11  comprehensive-type  coverage  must provide coverage for the acquisition,
    12  training, certification and veterinary care  of  a  service  animal,  as
    13  defined in subdivision one of section 242.00 of the penal law, when such
    14  animal is deemed medically necessary by a licensed physician.
    15    §  3.  Section  4303  of  the insurance law is amended by adding a new
    16  subsection (oo) to read as follows:
    17    (oo) Every contract issued by a hospital  services  corporation  or  a
    18  health  services  corporation  which provides medical, major medical, or
    19  similar comprehensive-type coverage must provide coverage for the acqui-
    20  sition, training, certification and veterinary care of a service animal,
    21  as defined in subdivision one of section 242.00 of the penal  law,  when
    22  such animal is deemed medically necessary by a licensed physician.
    23    §  4.  This  act  shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall
    24  have become a law.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD03038-01-7
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