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A06368 Summary:

BILL NOA06368
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORTitone
 
COSPNSRDinowitz, Otis, Abinanti, Mosley, Jaffee, Cook, Galef, Crespo, Sepulveda
 
MLTSPNSRDiPietro, Giglio, McLaughlin, Perry, Rozic, Simotas, Solages
 
Amd 3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L
 
Requires mandatory health insurance coverage for tracking devices to be used on children with developmental disabilities.
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A06368 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          6368
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                      March 6, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by M. of A. TITONE, DINOWITZ, OTIS, ABINANTI, MOSLEY, JAFFEE,
          COOK,  GALEF,  CRESPO,  SEPULVEDA  --  Multi-Sponsored  by -- M. of A.
          DiPIETRO, GIGLIO, McLAUGHLIN, PERRY, ROZIC, SIMOTAS, SOLAGES  --  read
          once and referred to the Committee on Insurance
 
        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  insurance  law, in relation to mandatory health
          insurance coverage for tracking devices  for  children  with  develop-
          mental disabilities
 
          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 shall  include  coverage  for  GPS  tracking
     5  devices to be used on children with developmental disabilities, provided
     6  that  the  treating  physician  or  other  licensed health care provider
     7  issues a written order stating such device is necessary for the  child's
     8  welfare.
     9    § 2. Subsection (l) of section 3221 of the insurance law is amended by
    10  adding a new paragraph 20 to read as follows:
    11    (20)  Every  policy  which provides medical, major medical, or similar
    12  comprehensive type coverage shall  include  coverage  for  GPS  tracking
    13  devices to be used on children with developmental disabilities, provided
    14  that  the  treating  physician  or  other  licensed health care provider
    15  issues a written order stating such device is necessary for the  child's
    16  welfare.
    17    §  3.  Section  4303  of  the insurance law is amended by adding a new
    18  subsection (rr) to read as follows:
    19    (rr) Every policy which provides medical, major  medical,  or  similar
    20  comprehensive  type  coverage  shall  include  coverage for GPS tracking
    21  devices to be used on children with developmental disabilities, provided
    22  that the treating physician  or  other  licensed  health  care  provider
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD09210-01-7

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     1  issues  a written order stating such device is necessary for the child's
     2  welfare.
     3    §  4.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
     4  have become a law and shall apply  to  policies  and  contracts  issued,
     5  renewed, modified, altered or amended on or after such effective date.
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