senate Bill S406A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Authorizes certain care and treatment to injured employees

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Labor Committee


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 03, 2018 referred to labor
Jun 14, 2017 print number 406a
Jun 14, 2017 amend and recommit to labor
Jan 04, 2017 referred to labor

Co-Sponsors

S406 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6797
Current Committee:
Senate Labor
Law Section:
Workers' Compensation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§13, 13-b & 13-g, Work Comp L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S6380
2013-2014: S1114
2015-2016: S5067

S406 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes certain care and treatment to injured employees receiving workers' compensation benefits; relates to massage therapy services.

S406 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S406 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   406

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 4, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ROBACH -- 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  authoriz-
  ing certain care and treatment to injured employees

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

  Section 1. The closing paragraph of subdivision (a) of section  13  of
the  workers'  compensation  law, as amended by chapter 6 of the laws of
2007, is amended to read as follows:
  The chair shall prepare and establish a schedule  for  the  state,  or
schedules  limited  to  defined localities, of charges and fees for such
medical treatment and care, and including all medical, dental, surgical,
optometric or other attendance or treatment, nurse and hospital service,
medicine, optometric services, crutches, eye-glasses, false teeth, arti-
ficial eyes, orthotics, prosthetic  devices,  functional  assistive  and
adaptive  devices  and apparatus in accordance with and to be subject to
change pursuant to rules promulgated by the chair. Before preparing such
schedule for the state or schedules for  limited  localities  the  chair
shall  request  the president of the medical society of the state of New
York and the president of the New York state osteopathic medical society
to submit to him or her a report on the amount of remuneration deemed by
such society to be fair and adequate for the types of medical care to be
rendered under this chapter, but consideration shall  be  given  to  the
view  of  other interested parties. In the case of physical therapy fees
schedules the chair shall request the president of a recognized  profes-
sional  association representing physical therapists in the state of New
York to submit to him or her a report  on  the  amount  of  remuneration
deemed  by  such  association  to be fair and reasonable for the type of
physical therapy services rendered under this chapter, but consideration
shall be given to the views of other  interested  parties.    The  chair

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

Co-Sponsors

S406A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6797
Current Committee:
Senate Labor
Law Section:
Workers' Compensation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§13, 13-b & 13-g, Work Comp L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S6380
2013-2014: S1114
2015-2016: S5067

S406A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes certain care and treatment to injured employees receiving workers' compensation benefits; relates to massage therapy services.

S406A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S406A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 406--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 4, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. ROBACH, LATIMER -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor --  commit-
  tee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recom-
  mitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the workers' compensation law, in relation to  authoriz-
  ing certain care and treatment to injured employees

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

  Section 1. The closing paragraph of subdivision (a) of section  13  of
the  workers'  compensation  law, as amended by chapter 6 of the laws of
2007, is amended to read as follows:
  The chair shall prepare and establish a schedule  for  the  state,  or
schedules  limited  to  defined localities, of charges and fees for such
medical treatment and care, and including all medical, dental, surgical,
optometric or other attendance or treatment, nurse and hospital service,
medicine, optometric services, crutches, eye-glasses, false teeth, arti-
ficial eyes, orthotics, prosthetic  devices,  functional  assistive  and
adaptive  devices  and apparatus in accordance with and to be subject to
change pursuant to rules promulgated by the chair. Before preparing such
schedule for the state or schedules for  limited  localities  the  chair
shall  request  the president of the medical society of the state of New
York and the president of the New York state osteopathic medical society
to submit to him or her a report on the amount of remuneration deemed by
such society to be fair and adequate for the types of medical care to be
rendered under this chapter, but consideration shall  be  given  to  the
view  of  other interested parties. In the case of physical therapy fees
schedules the chair shall request the president of a recognized  profes-
sional  association representing physical therapists in the state of New
York to submit to him or her a report  on  the  amount  of  remuneration
deemed  by  such  association  to be fair and reasonable for the type of

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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