assembly Bill A7498A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Includes coverage of treatment rendered by a massage therapist

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Current Bill Status Via S5421 - Passed Senate & Assembly


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 22, 2020 returned to senate
passed assembly
Jul 21, 2020 ordered to third reading rules cal.236
substituted for a7498a
Jul 21, 2020 substituted by s5421a
rules report cal.236
reported
Jul 15, 2020 reported referred to rules
Jan 13, 2020 print number 7498a
Jan 13, 2020 amend and recommit to labor
Jan 08, 2020 referred to labor
May 07, 2019 referred to labor

Votes

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Jan 14, 2020 - Labor committee Vote

S5421A
10
1
committee
10
Aye
1
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Jan 14, 2020

nay (1)
aye wr (2)

May 7, 2019 - Labor committee Vote

S5421
8
0
committee
8
Aye
0
Nay
4
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: May 7, 2019

excused (1)

Co-Sponsors

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A7498 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5421
Law Section:
Workers' Compensation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §13-b, Work Comp L

A7498 - Summary

Includes coverage of treatment rendered by a massage therapist.

A7498 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7498
 
                        2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                May 7, 2019
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. WOERNER -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Labor
 
 AN ACT to amend the workers' compensation law, in relation to  including
   coverage of treatment rendered by a massage therapist
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. Paragraph (m) of subdivision 1 of section 13-b of the work-
 ers' compensation law, as added by section 1 of part CC of chapter 55 of
 the laws of 2019, is amended and a new paragraph (f-1) is added to  read
 as follows:
   (F-1)  "MASSAGE  THERAPIST" SHALL MEAN LICENSED AND HAVING COMPLETED A
 FORMAL COURSE OF STUDY AND HAVING PASSED AN  EXAMINATION  IN  ACCORDANCE
 WITH  THE  EDUCATION  LAW, THE REGULATIONS OF THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCA-
 TION, AND THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS.
   (m) "Provider" shall mean a duly licensed acupuncturist, chiropractor,
 MASSAGE THERAPIST, nurse practitioner, occupational therapist,  physical
 therapist,  physician, physician assistant, podiatrist, psychologist, or
 social worker authorized by the chair.
   § 2. Paragraphs (d) and (e) of subdivision 2 of section  13-b  of  the
 workers'  compensation  law, as added by section 1 of part CC of chapter
 55 of the laws of 2019, are amended to read as follows:
   (d) Upon the prescription or  referral  of  an  authorized  physician,
 physician assistant, podiatrist, or nurse practitioner acting within the
 scope  of  his  or her practice, care or treatment may be rendered to an
 injured employee by an authorized physical therapist, occupational ther-
 apist [or], acupuncturist OR MASSAGE THERAPIST provided  the  conditions
 and  the  treatment performed are among the conditions that the physical
 therapist, occupational therapist [or], acupuncturist OR MASSAGE  THERA-
 PIST  is  authorized to treat pursuant to the education law or the regu-
 lations of the commissioner of education. Where any such care or  treat-
 ment  is  rendered,  records  of  the  patient's condition and progress,
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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A7498A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5421
Law Section:
Workers' Compensation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §13-b, Work Comp L

A7498A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Includes coverage of treatment rendered by a massage therapist.

A7498A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  7498--A
 
                        2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                May 7, 2019
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A. WOERNER, DICKENS, McDONALD, D'URSO, BRABENEC,
   DeSTEFANO, GOTTFRIED -- read once and referred  to  the  Committee  on
   Labor  --  recommitted  to  the  Committee on Labor in accordance with
   Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered
   reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

 AN ACT to amend the workers' compensation law, in relation to  including
   coverage of treatment rendered by a massage therapist
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Paragraph (m) of subdivision 1 of section 13-b of the work-
 ers' compensation law, as added by section 1 of part CC of chapter 55 of
 the laws of 2019, is amended and a new paragraph (f-1) is added to  read
 as follows:
   (F-1)  "MASSAGE  THERAPIST" SHALL MEAN LICENSED AND HAVING COMPLETED A
 FORMAL COURSE OF STUDY AND HAVING PASSED AN  EXAMINATION  IN  ACCORDANCE
 WITH  THE  EDUCATION  LAW, THE REGULATIONS OF THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCA-
 TION, AND THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS.
   (m) "Provider" shall mean a duly licensed acupuncturist, chiropractor,
 MASSAGE THERAPIST, nurse practitioner, occupational therapist,  physical
 therapist,  physician, physician assistant, podiatrist, psychologist, or
 social worker authorized by the chair.
   § 2. Paragraphs (d) and (e) of subdivision 2 of section  13-b  of  the
 workers'  compensation  law, as added by section 1 of part CC of chapter
 55 of the laws of 2019, are amended to read as follows:
   (d) Upon the prescription or  referral  of  an  authorized  physician,
 physician assistant, podiatrist, or nurse practitioner acting within the
 scope  of  his  or her practice, care or treatment may be rendered to an
 injured employee by an authorized physical therapist, occupational ther-
 apist [or], acupuncturist OR MASSAGE THERAPIST provided  the  conditions
 and  the  treatment performed are among the conditions that the physical
 therapist, occupational therapist [or], acupuncturist OR MASSAGE  THERA-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.