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S06882 Summary:

BILL NOS06882A
 
SAME ASSAME AS A08683-A
 
SPONSORTEDISCO
 
COSPNSRHANNON, LARKIN, MARCHIONE
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 2404-a, Pub Health L; amd 3216, 3221 & 4303, Ins L
 
Provides that policies and contracts covering diagnostic screening for prostate cancer shall not be subject to cost sharing; requires notice of availability of such coverage without cost sharing to be provided in the notice to persons at risk of or having prostate cancer.
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S06882 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         6882--A
            Cal. No. 201
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                   September 22, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by Sens. TEDISCO, HANNON, MARCHIONE -- read twice and ordered
          printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules --
          recommitted  to the Committee on Health in accordance with Senate Rule
          6, sec. 8 -- reported favorably from said committee, ordered to  first
          and  second  report,  ordered  to a third reading, amended and ordered
          reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading
 
        AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to the written summa-
          ry relating to prostate cancer; and to amend  the  insurance  law,  in
          relation to coverage of diagnostic screening for prostate cancer
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Section 2404-a of the public health law, as added by  chap-
     2  ter 141 of the laws of 1997, is amended to read as follows:
     3    §  2404-a.  Prostate cancer; duty to inform. 1. The commissioner shall
     4  develop a standardized written summary, in plain non-technical language,
     5  which shall explain the following:
     6    (a) the symptoms and risk factors for prostate cancer;
     7    (b) the available methods for the detection and diagnosis of  prostate
     8  cancer,  including information on the relative accuracy of the available
     9  detection and diagnostic techniques;
    10    (c) the availability of insurance coverage  for  diagnostic  screening
    11  for prostate cancer without cost sharing pursuant to subparagraph (B) of
    12  paragraph  eleven-a  of  subsection  (i)  of  section three thousand two
    13  hundred sixteen, subparagraph (B) of paragraph  eleven-a  of  subsection
    14  (1)  of  section three thousand two hundred twenty-one and paragraph two
    15  of subsection (z-1) of section four thousand three hundred three of  the
    16  insurance law; and
    17    [(c)]  (d)  the  alternative  medically  viable  methods  of  treating
    18  prostate cancer, including but not limited  to  hormonal,  radiological,
    19  chemotherapeutic  or  surgical  treatments, or combinations thereof. The
    20  summary shall contain information on prostate post-treatment  risks  and
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD13496-02-8

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     1  other  pertinent  information  to  aid  a person in deciding a course of
     2  treatment. The summary shall be updated as is necessary.
     3    [(d)]  2. The summary shall be provided to any health care provider or
     4  practitioner providing medical treatment to adult men without charge  or
     5  fee  for distribution in accordance with subdivision [two] three of this
     6  section.
     7    [2.] 3. The standardized written summary provided for  by  subdivision
     8  one  of  this  section may be provided by a health care provider to each
     9  person under [his/her] his or her care who is or  may  be  at  risk  for
    10  prostate  cancer or who has been diagnosed to be afflicted with prostate
    11  cancer upon said diagnosis, or as soon thereafter as practicable.
    12    [3.] 4. Nothing in this section shall be construed to create  a  cause
    13  of  action  for  lack  of informed consent in any instance in which such
    14  cause of action would be limited by section twenty-eight hundred  five-d
    15  of this chapter.
    16    [4.]  5.  The commissioner shall have the written summary, required by
    17  this section, completed and prepared for distribution on or before Janu-
    18  ary first, nineteen hundred ninety-eight.
    19    § 2. Subparagraph (B) of paragraph 11-a of subsection (i)  of  section
    20  3216  of the insurance law, as added by chapter 601 of the laws of 2000,
    21  is amended to read as follows:
    22    (B) Such coverage [may] shall not be  subject  to  annual  deductibles
    23  [and] or coinsurance [as may be deemed appropriate by the superintendent
    24  and as are consistent with those established for other benefits within a
    25  given policy].
    26    §  3.  Subparagraph (B) of paragraph 11-a of subsection (1) of section
    27  3221 of the insurance law, as added by chapter 601 of the laws of  2000,
    28  is amended to read as follows:
    29    (B)  Such  coverage  [may]  shall not be subject to annual deductibles
    30  [and] or coinsurance [as may be deemed appropriate by the superintendent
    31  and as are consistent with those established for other benefits within a
    32  given policy].
    33    § 4. Paragraph 2 of subsection (z-1) of section 4303 of the  insurance
    34  law,  as added by chapter 601 of the laws of 2000, is amended to read as
    35  follows:
    36    (2) Such coverage [may] shall not be  subject  to  annual  deductibles
    37  [and] or coinsurance [as may be deemed appropriate by the superintendent
    38  and as are consistent with those established for other benefits within a
    39  given policy].
    40    §  5.  This act shall take effect immediately, and sections two, three
    41  and four of this act shall apply to all policies and  contracts  issued,
    42  renewed, modified or amended on or after January 1, 2019.
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