senate Bill S8743

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Authorizes treatment of workers' compensation injuries by an occupational therapy assistant

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Archive: Last Bill Status - Stricken


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 22, 2018 recommit, enacting clause stricken
May 10, 2018 referred to labor

S8743 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1396
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Workers' Compensation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §13-b, Work Comp L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A7980
2015-2016: A1670
2019-2020: S3969, A3753

S8743 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes treatment of workers' compensation injuries by an occupational therapy assistant.

S8743 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8743 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8743

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 10, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced by Sen. SEPULVEDA -- 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 treatment of workers' compensation  injuries  by  an  occupational
  therapy assistant

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (e) of subdivision 1 of section 13-b of the work-
ers' compensation law, as amended by chapter 473 of the laws of 2000, is
amended to read as follows:
  (e) Upon the prescription or referral of an authorized physician occu-
pational therapy care may be rendered by a  duly  licensed  occupational
therapist  OR BY A DULY LICENSED OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT LICENSED
BY THE STATE  EDUCATION  DEPARTMENT  PURSUANT  TO  ARTICLE  ONE  HUNDRED
FIFTY-SIX  OF  THE  EDUCATION  LAW.   Where occupational therapy care is
rendered records of the patient's condition and progress, together  with
records  of instruction for treatment, if any shall be maintained by the
occupational therapist and physician. Said records shall be submitted to
the chair on forms and at such times as the chair may require.   A  DULY
LICENSED  OCCUPATIONAL  THERAPY  ASSISTANT  SHALL  NOT  BE AUTHORIZED TO
PERFORM INDEPENDENT MEDICAL EXAMINATIONS.
  § 2. This act shall take effect on the sixtieth  day  after  it  shall
have become a law.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04628-06-8

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