Bill Text: NY A06888 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced

Bill Title: Provides for health insurance coverage for nutritional care provided through licensed nutritionists.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-03-25 - referred to insurance [A06888 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A06888-Introduced.html

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     March 25, 2019
        Introduced  by  M. of A. COOK -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Insurance
        AN ACT to amend the insurance  law,  in  relation  to  health  insurance
          coverage for services by nutritionists
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Subparagraphs (J) and (K) of paragraph 1 of subsection  (b)
     2  of  section  4301  of the insurance law, as relettered by chapter 456 of
     3  the laws of 1993, are amended and a new subparagraph  (L)  is  added  to
     4  read as follows:
     5    (J) necessary appliances, drugs, medicines and supplies, [and]
     6    (K)  bio-analytical  or  clinical  laboratory examinations and reports
     7  thereof reported to a physician, osteopath, dentist, optometrist, podia-
     8  trist, chiropractor or physical therapist made by any privately operated
     9  bioanalytical or clinical laboratory[.], and
    10    (L) nutritional care provided through licensed nutritionists.
    11    § 2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next  succeed-
    12  ing the date on which it shall have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.