senate Bill S5005

Permits an authorized physician to direct that physical therapy care may be rendered by a duly licensed physical therapist assistant

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    • Passed Assembly
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  • 02 / May / 2011
    • REFERRED TO LABOR
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO LABOR
  • 31 / Jan / 2012
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.152
  • 06 / Feb / 2012
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 07 / Feb / 2012
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 21 / Jun / 2012
    • COMMITTED TO RULES

Summary

Permits an authorized physician to direct that physical therapy care may be rendered by a duly licensed physical therapist assistant.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7308
Versions:
S5005
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Workers' Compensation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง13-b, Work Comp L

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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S5005

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the workers' compensation law, in relation to physical therapy
care provided through the workers' compensation system

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
To allow physical therapist
assistants to provide care under the workers' compensation system.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1 would allow physical
therapist assistants to provide care in the workers' compensation
system. Section 2 is the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
Physical therapists assistants play an integral role in
the delivery of physical therapy care. The vast majority of payers
cover the services rendered by physical therapist assistants in
recognition of the skill and value of physical therapist assistants.
The Workers' Compensation Law, however does not cover physical
therapy care delivered by physical therapist assistants. To correct
this oversight, this bill would include physical therapy care
rendered by physical therapists as covered services under the
Workers' Compensation System.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect 60 days after it shall have
become law.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  5005

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 2, 2011
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the workers' compensation law, in relation  to  physical
  therapy care provided through the workers' compensation system

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Paragraph (d) of subdivision 1 of section 13-b of the work-
ers' compensation law, as amended by chapter 473 of the laws of 2000, is
amended to read as follows:
  (d) Upon the referral which may be directive as  to  treatment  of  an
authorized  physician  physical  therapy  care may be rendered by a duly
licensed physical therapist OR BY A CERTIFIED PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSIST-
ANT.  Where physical therapy care is rendered records of  the  patient's
condition  and progress, together with records of instruction for treat-
ment, if any, shall be maintained by the physical therapist  and  physi-
cian.  Said records shall be submitted to the chair on such forms and at
such times as the chair may require.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
have become a law.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11130-01-1

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