senate Bill S3555

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

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  • 05 / Feb / 2013
    • REFERRED TO LABOR
  • 03 / Jun / 2013
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.951
  • 04 / Jun / 2013
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 05 / Jun / 2013
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 21 / Jun / 2013
    • COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO LABOR
  • 28 / Apr / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.383
  • 29 / Apr / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 30 / Apr / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 20 / Jun / 2014
    • 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:
A7293
Versions:
S3555
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Workers' Compensation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง13-b, Work Comp L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Cycle:
S5005, A7308

Votes

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14
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Nay
2
aye with reservations
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absent
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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S3555

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

PURPOSE: To allow physical therapist assistants to provide care under
the workers' compensation system.

SUMMARY OF 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.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-12 S. 5005 Rules Committee/A. 7308 Passed
Assembly.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: 60 days after it becomes law.

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

                                  3555

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 5, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  GRIFFO, SAVINO -- 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.
                                                           LBD02814-01-3

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