senate Bill S1405

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires the availability of and reimbursement for chiropractic care under the workers' compensation law to be provided on the same basis as care by a physician

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S1405 - Details

Law Section:
Workers' Compensation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §13-l, add §356, Work Comp L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:

S1405 - Summary

Requires the availability of and reimbursement for chiropractic care under the workers' compensation law to be provided on the same basis as care by a physician under such law.

S1405 - Sponsor Memo

S1405 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 7, 2011

Introduced  by  Sen.  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 chiroprac-
  tic care


  Section  1. Legislative intent. The legislature recognizes that multi-
ple health professionals are trained and licensed to diagnose and  treat
the same or similar conditions through the use of modalities, therapies,
treatments,  services  and  philosophies  that  vary  from profession to
profession. It is the specific intent of this legislature to assure that
workers' compensation policies, plans and contracts that provide  cover-
age for the diagnosis and treatment of conditions, complaints, ailments,
disorders  or injuries, that may be diagnosed and treated by a doctor of
chiropractic, must provide equivalent access, coverage and fees for  the
diagnosis and treatment of those conditions, complaints or injuries by a
duly licensed doctor of chiropractic, within the lawful scope of chirop-
ractic  practice  even  if  different terminology, philosophy, services,
treatments or modalities are used by the various health professions; and
such equivalent coverage shall not be abridged by any regulation.
  S 2. Subdivision 2 of section 13-l of the workers'  compensation  law,
as  amended  by  chapter  473 of the laws of 2000, is amended to read as
  2. (A) An employee injured under circumstances which make such  injury
compensable  under  this  article,  when  care is required for an injury
which consists solely of a condition which may lawfully be treated by  a
chiropractor  as  defined in section sixty-five hundred fifty-one of the
education law may select to treat him or her, any  duly  registered  and
licensed  chiropractor of the state of New York, authorized by the chair
to render chiropractic care as hereinafter provided. If  the  injury  or
condition is one which is outside the limits prescribed by the education

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


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