senate Bill S1585

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to chronic care for injured workers

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2014 referred to labor
Jun 03, 2013 reported and committed to finance
Jan 09, 2013 referred to labor

Votes

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Jun 3, 2013 - Labor committee Vote

S1585
6
4
committee
6
Aye
4
Nay
6
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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S1585 - Details

Law Section:
Workers' Compensation Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง138, Work Comp L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S7478

S1585 - Summary

Relates to chronic care for injured workers; authorizes workers' compensation board to approve a monthly dollar allowance or treatment frequency for an injured worker to continue specialized treatment where the worker's injuries are deemed long term or permanent.

S1585 - Sponsor Memo

S1585 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1585

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. GRISANTI -- 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  chronic
  care for injured workers

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

  Section 1. The workers' compensation law is amended by  adding  a  new
section 138 to read as follows:
  S  138. CHRONIC CARE. 1. FOR INJURED WORKERS WHOSE INJURIES ARE DEEMED
LONG TERM OR PERMANENT BY THE BOARD,  WHERE  NO  FUNDAMENTAL  CHANGE  IS
REASONABLY  ANTICIPATED  BY  CONTINUED  CARE  IN  ANY SPECIALTY, AND ALL
TREATMENT OPTIONS HAVE BEEN EXHAUSTED, THE BOARD MAY APPROVE  A  MONTHLY
DOLLAR  ALLOWANCE  OR  TREATMENT  FREQUENCY  FOR  THE  INJURED WORKER TO
CONTINUE TO TREAT WITHIN THE SPECIALTY OF HIS  OR  HER  CHOICE  FOR  THE
PURPOSE OF PAIN MANAGEMENT AND/OR SUSTAINING FUNCTIONAL CAPACITY.
  2.  IF  AN  INJURED  WORKER  CHOOSES  TO EXCEED THE LEVEL OF TREATMENT
RECOMMENDED BY THE BOARD, THE INJURED WORKER SHALL HAVE  THE  OPTION  OF
SIGNING  A  WAIVER AND PAYING THE PROVIDER PRIVATELY FOR THE AMOUNT THAT
EXCEEDS THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE BOARD.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04809-01-3

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