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A03528 Summary:

BILL NOA03528
 
SAME ASSAME AS S03666
 
SPONSORMurray
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 3216, Ins L
 
Prohibits insurance companies from imposing a co-pay pursuant to a follow up visit with a physician in order to receive a refill on an opioid drug prescription which was initially written for seven days or less.
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A03528 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          3528
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 27, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by M. of A. MURRAY -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Insurance
 
        AN  ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to prohibiting insurance
          companies from imposing a co-pay pursuant to a follow up visit with  a
          physician in order to receive a refill on an opioid drug prescription

          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   coverage  for  opioid  drug
     4  prescriptions shall not impose any fee, co-payment, co-insurance, deduc-
     5  tible or other condition  on  any  insured  who  requires  a  follow  up
     6  appointment  to  receive  an  additional  opioid  drug prescription or a
     7  refill of an opioid drug prescription after an initial prescription  for
     8  such  opioid  drug  prescription which was written for a period of seven
     9  days or less. Such prohibition on  any  fee,  co-payment,  co-insurance,
    10  deductible  or  other  condition  is  limited to one visit or one refill
    11  after the initial appointment or  prescription.    Upon  any  subsequent
    12  consultation  for  the same pain, the practitioner may issue, in accord-
    13  ance with this subsection,  any  appropriate  renewal,  refill,  or  new
    14  prescription for the opioid or any other drug.
    15    §  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
    16  have become a law.
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD04766-02-7
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