Bill Text: NY S05689 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Relates to the coverage of ostomy supplies in the child health plus program.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-05-13 - REFERRED TO HEALTH [S05689 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S05689-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK


                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                      May 13, 2019

        Introduced  by  Sen. SANDERS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

        AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to coverage of ostomy
          supplies in the child health plus program

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section  1. Subdivision 7 of section 2510 of the public health law, as
     2  amended by chapter 428 of the laws  of  2013,  is  amended  to  read  as
     3  follows:
     4    7.  "Covered  health care services" means: the services of physicians,
     5  optometrists, nurses, nurse practitioners, midwives  and  other  related
     6  professional  personnel  which  are  provided  on  an  outpatient basis,
     7  including routine well-child visits; diagnosis and treatment of  illness
     8  and injury; inpatient health care services; laboratory tests; diagnostic
     9  x-rays;  prescription  and  non-prescription  drugs, ostomy supplies and
    10  durable medical equipment; radiation therapy;  chemotherapy;  hemodialy-
    11  sis;  outpatient blood clotting factor products and other treatments and
    12  services furnished in connection with the care of hemophilia  and  other
    13  blood  clotting  protein  deficiencies; emergency room services; hospice
    14  services; emergency,  preventive  and  routine  dental  care,  including
    15  medically necessary orthodontia but excluding cosmetic surgery; emergen-
    16  cy, preventive and routine vision care, including eyeglasses; speech and
    17  hearing  services;  and, inpatient and outpatient mental health, alcohol
    18  and substance abuse services as defined by the commissioner in consulta-
    19  tion with the superintendent. "Covered health care services"  shall  not
    20  include  drugs,  procedures  and  supplies for the treatment of erectile
    21  dysfunction when provided to, or prescribed for use by, a person who  is
    22  required  to register as a sex offender pursuant to article six-C of the
    23  correction law, provided that any denial  of  coverage  of  such  drugs,
    24  procedures  or  supplies  shall  provide  the  patient with the means of
    25  obtaining additional information concerning  both  the  denial  and  the
    26  means of challenging such denial.
    27    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.