S06827 Summary:

Add §4311, Pub Health L; add §99-hh, St Fin L
Provides lifetime, premium-free insurance through the New York state of health marketplace to a person who donates a kidney during the course of his or her lifetime; establishes the kidney donor insurance fund.
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S06827 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    November 1, 2019
        Introduced  by  Sen. SKOUFIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
        AN ACT to amend the public health law and  the  state  finance  law,  in
          relation to providing lifetime, premium-free insurance to a person who
          donates a kidney during the course of his or her lifetime

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding  a  new  section
     2  4311 to read as follows:
     3    §  4311.  Health insurance for kidney donors. Any person who donates a
     4  kidney as a live kidney donor shall be eligible after such  donation  to
     5  receive  health  insurance  through the New York state of health market-
     6  place for the duration of such donor's life. The state shall be  respon-
     7  sible  for the payment of all premiums in connection with the insurance;
     8  neither the donor nor his or her employer shall be liable for the premi-
     9  ums.   Insurance provided pursuant to this  section  shall  include  the
    10  highest  level  of  services available through the gold level of the New
    11  York state of health marketplace and  shall  include  prescription  drug
    12  coverage.  Such insurance shall be paid for by the state from the kidney
    13  donor insurance fund established under  section  ninety-nine-hh  of  the
    14  state  finance  law.  The  department may consult with the department of
    15  financial services to ensure the program established by this section  is
    16  best effectuated.
    17    § 2. The state finance law is amended by adding a new section 99-hh to
    18  read as follows:
    19    §  99-hh.  Kidney donor insurance fund. 1. There is hereby established
    20  in the joint custody of the commissioner of health and  the  superinten-
    21  dent  of the department of financial services a special fund to be known
    22  as the "kidney donor insurance fund".
    23    2. The fund shall consist of all monies appropriated for its  purpose,
    24  all monies transferred to such fund pursuant to law, all monies required
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1  by this section or any other provision of law to be paid into or credit-
     2  ed  to  the  fund  and  any  interest earnings which may accrue from the
     3  investment of monies in the fund. Nothing contained herein shall prevent
     4  the  department  of  financial  services from receiving grants, gifts or
     5  bequests for the purposes of the fund as defined  in  this  section  and
     6  depositing them into the fund according to law.
     7    3.  Monies  of  the  fund,  when allocated, shall be available for all
     8  costs of supplying kidney donors with  health  insurance  under  section
     9  forty-three hundred eleven of the public health law.
    10    §  3.  This  act  shall take effect immediately and shall apply to all
    11  live donor kidney donations made on or after such effective date.
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