|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to labor|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to labor|
senate Bill S803
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S803 - Details
S803 - Summary
Authorizes the care and treatment of injured employees by licensed or certified acupuncturists under the workers' compensation program.
S803 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S803 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the workers' compensation law, in relation to the care and treatment of injured employees by licensed or certified acupuncturists PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill authorizes the care and treatment of injured employees by a duly licensed and registered acupuncturist upon the referral of an authorized physician under the workers' compensation program. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 adds a new Section 13-p to the Workers' compensation law to include licensed acupuncturists as eligible providers of treatment under the workers' compensation program. JUSTIFICATION: The medical field of acupuncture provides positive health benefits to patients where traditional treatments have not been successful. The opportunity for patients to receive acupuncture services should not be denied in cases where physicians determine that the patient would benefit from the treatment. Acupuncturists in New York are granted licensure upon demonstration that they possess the professional skills and expertise required to
S803 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 803 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. PARKER -- 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 the care and treatment of injured employees by licensed or certified acupunctu- rists 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 13-p to read as follows: S 13-P. CARE AND TREATMENT OF INJURED EMPLOYEES BY LICENSED OR CERTI- FIED ACUPUNCTURISTS. 1. WHERE THE TERM "ACUPUNCTURIST" IS USED IN THIS SECTION, SUCH TERM SHALL MEAN A PERSON WHO IS: (A) DULY LICENSED AND REGISTERED AS A LICENSED ACUPUNCTURIST PURSUANT TO ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED SIXTY OF THE EDUCATION LAW; OR (B) A CERTIFIED ACUPUNCTURIST PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION THREE OF SECTION EIGHTY-TWO HUNDRED SIXTEEN OF THE EDUCATION LAW. 2. (A) AN INJURED EMPLOYEE, INJURED UNDER CIRCUMSTANCES WHICH MAKE SUCH AN INJURY COMPENSABLE UNDER THIS ARTICLE, MAY LAWFULLY BE TREATED BY AN ACUPUNCTURIST AUTHORIZED BY THE CHAIR TO RENDER ACUPUNCTURE CARE PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION. SUCH SERVICES SHALL BE WITHIN THE SCOPE OF THE PROFESSION OF ACUPUNCTURE AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION EIGHTY-TWO HUNDRED ELEVEN OF THE EDUCATION LAW. (B) MEDICAL BUREAUS, MEDICAL CENTERS JOINTLY OPERATED BY LABOR AND MANAGEMENT REPRESENTATIVES, HOSPITALS AND HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZA- TIONS, AUTHORIZED TO PROVIDE MEDICAL CARE PURSUANT TO SECTION THIRTEEN-C OF THIS ARTICLE, MAY PROVIDE ACUPUNCTURE SERVICES WHEN REQUIRED, PROVIDED SUCH CARE IS RENDERED BY AN ACUPUNCTURIST AS REQUIRED BY THIS SECTION. (C) AN ACUPUNCTURIST RENDERING SERVICE PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL MAINTAIN RECORDS OF THE PATIENT'S CONDITION AND ACUPUNCTURE TREATMENT, EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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