senate Bill S803

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes the care and treatment of injured employees by duly licensed or certified acupuncturists under the workers' compensation program

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S803 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A285
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Workers' Compensation Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง13-p, Work Comp L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S7397, A5217A
2009-2010: A5289

S803 - Summary

Authorizes the care and treatment of injured employees by licensed or certified acupuncturists under the workers' compensation program.

S803 - Sponsor Memo

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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