Wednesday, July 21, 2010

No-Fault Intoxication Exclusion Cut-Back Bill Delivered to Governor for Signature

The revised no-fault intoxication exclusion cut-back bill, S7845 Breslin, passed by the New York State Senate on June 18th and the Assembly on July 1st, was delivered to Governor Paterson for signing on July 19, 2010. The Governor is expected to sign the bill into law, which will then take effect 180 days after its signing.  Coverage Counsel will report the new law's effective date as soon as the bill's signing becomes known.  Come mid to late January of next year, New York no-fault insurers will be required to pay for emergency general hospital and ambulance services provided to intoxicated and impaired drivers.

Editor's Note (01.14.11) ~~ An amended Insurance Law § 5103(b)(2) takes effect on January 26, 2011.  Read about that amendment and the New York State Insurance Department's interpretation of it here.

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