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AB5952 Summary:

SPONSORRosenthal L
COSPNSRReyes, McDonald
Add 2617, Ins L
Prohibits unfair discrimination by insurers for individuals that use prescriptions to block the effects of opioids.
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AB5952 Actions:

02/20/2019referred to insurance
05/03/2019amend (t) and recommit to insurance
05/03/2019print number 5952a
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AB5952 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 20, 2019
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A. L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Insurance -- committee discharged, bill amended,  ordered
          reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
        AN  ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to unfair discrimination
          by insurers for the use of  prescriptions  to  block  the  effects  of
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The insurance law is amended by adding a new  section  2617
     2  to read as follows:
     3    §  2617.  Unfair  discrimination for the use of prescriptions to block
     4  the effects of opioids. No insurer or entity  authorized  to  issue  the
     5  kinds  of insurance specified in paragraphs one or two of subsection (a)
     6  of section one thousand one  hundred  thirteen  of  this  chapter  shall
     7  refuse  to  issue  a life insurance policy or annuity contract or adjust
     8  the amount of premiums, or rates, charged for life insurance policies or
     9  annuity contracts for any individual solely because such individual  has
    10  been prescribed medication used to block the effects of opioids, includ-
    11  ing,  but  not  limited  to,  Naloxone and Narcan, unless such action is
    12  based on sound actuarial principles or actual or reasonably  anticipated
    13  experience.
    14    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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