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  • NJ A1470
  • Requires health benefits coverage for donated human breast milk under certain conditions.
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2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill requires health insurers (health, hospital and medical service corporations, commercial individual and group health insurers; health maintenance organizations, health benefits plans issued pursuant to the New Jersey Individual Health Coverage and Small Employer Health Benefits Programs, the State Health Benefits Program, and the School Employees' Health Benefits Program) to provide health benefits coverage for any expenses incurred in the provision of donated human breast milk provided that: (1) the covered person is an infant under the age of six months; (2) a physician prescribes the milk for the covered person; and (3) the milk is obtained from a human milk bank that meets quality guidelines established by the Human Milk Banking Association of North America, or that is licensed by the Department of Health. The Human Milk Banking Association of North America is a national professional organization that supports non-profit human milk banking. It works to ensure the quality of human milk banks through the establishment of mandatory guidelines and periodic inspections of human milk banks.
2nd Reading in the Assembly, Financial Institutions and Insurance, Substituted by another Bill
Substituted by S2976 (1R)  (on 1/8/2018)
Date Chamber Action Description
1/8/2018 A Substituted by S2976 (1R)
12/18/2017 A Reported from Assembly Comm. as a Substitute, 2nd Reading
12/18/2017 Assembly Appropriations Hearing (19:00 12/18/2017 The following bills are pending referral: A1273, A1778, A3168, A)
11/30/2017 A Reported out of Asm. Comm. with Amendments, and Referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee
11/30/2017 Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Hearing (19:00 11/30/2017 The committee will also consider A-5198 (pending intro and refer)
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 12/18/2017 Assembly Appropriations Committee: Reported with Substitution 11 0 0
Detail 11/30/2017 Assembly Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee: Reported with Amendments 10 0 3