Bill S3801A-2011

Requires health insurers to cover breast reconstruction surgery after a partial mastectomy

Requires health insurers to cover breast reconstruction surgery after a partial mastectomy.

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Actions

  • Aug 1, 2012: SIGNED CHAP.302
  • Jul 20, 2012: DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • Jun 20, 2012: returned to senate
  • Jun 20, 2012: passed assembly
  • Jun 20, 2012: ordered to third reading rules cal.513
  • Jun 20, 2012: substituted for a7193a
  • Jun 18, 2012: referred to insurance
  • Jun 18, 2012: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 18, 2012: PASSED SENATE
  • Jun 6, 2012: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Jun 5, 2012: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Jun 4, 2012: 1ST REPORT CAL.992
  • May 22, 2012: PRINT NUMBER 3801A
  • May 22, 2012: AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO INSURANCE
  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO INSURANCE
  • Mar 4, 2011: REFERRED TO INSURANCE

Votes

VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Insurance - Jun 4, 2012
Ayes (17): Seward, Flanagan, Golden, Grisanti, Lanza, Larkin, LaValle, Martins, Saland, Young, Breslin, Diaz, Espaillat, Kennedy, Parker, Peralta, Stavisky
Excused (1): Smith

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3801A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the insurance law, in relation to coverage for breast reconstruction surgery after a partial mastectomy

PURPOSE: To include insurance coverage for reconstruction after partial mastectomies.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Amends Insurance Law section:

§3216(20)(A)(i) §3221(k)(10)(i) §4303(x)(1)(A)

EXISTING LAW: Insurance presently covers reconstruction for mastectomies but partial mastectomies are not similarly covered.

JUSTIFICATION: Women who undergo the partial loss of a breast should have the same option of reconstruction surgery as those presently covered.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2009-10: S.1773 2007-08: S.7738

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately and shall apply to all policies and contracts issued, renewed, modified, altered or amended on or after such date.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3801--A 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE March 4, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sens. LAVALLE, GALLIVAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Insurance -- recommitted to the Committee on Insurance in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the insurance law, in relation to coverage for breast reconstruction surgery after a partial mastectomy THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The opening paragraph and clause (i) of subparagraph (A) of paragraph 20 of subsection (i) of section 3216 of the insurance law, as added by chapter 21 of the laws of 1997, are amended to read as follows: Every policy which provides medical, major medical, or similar compre- hensive-type coverage shall provide the following coverage for breast reconstruction surgery after a mastectomy OR PARTIAL MASTECTOMY: (i) all stages of reconstruction of the breast on which the mastectomy OR PARTIAL MASTECTOMY has been performed; and S 2. The opening paragraph and clause (i) of subparagraph (A) of para- graph 10 of subsection (k) of section 3221 of the insurance law, as added by chapter 21 of the laws of 1997, are amended to read as follows: Every group or blanket policy delivered or issued for delivery in this state which provides medical, major medical, or similar comprehensive- type coverage shall provide the following coverage for breast recon- struction surgery after a mastectomy OR PARTIAL MASTECTOMY: (i) all stages of reconstruction of the breast on which the mastectomy OR PARTIAL MASTECTOMY has been performed; and S 3. The opening paragraph and subparagraph (A) of paragraph 1 of subsection (x) of section 4303 of the insurance law, as added by chapter 21 of the laws of 1997, are amended to read as follows: Every contract issued by a medical expense indemnity corporation, hospital service corporation or health service corporation which
provides coverage for surgical or medical care shall provide the follow- ing coverage for breast reconstruction surgery after a mastectomy OR PARTIAL MASTECTOMY: (A) all stages of reconstruction of the breast on which the mastectomy OR PARTIAL MASTECTOMY has been performed; and S 4. This act shall take effect immediately and shall apply to all policies and contracts issued, renewed, modified, altered or amended on or after such date.

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