senate Bill S3969A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Authorizes treatment of workers' compensation injuries by an occupational therapy assistant and a physical therapist assistant

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 21, 2020 referred to labor
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 21, 2020 advanced to third reading
Jan 15, 2020 2nd report cal.
Jan 14, 2020 1st report cal.166
Jan 09, 2020 print number 3969b
Jan 09, 2020 amend and recommit to labor
Jan 08, 2020 referred to labor
returned to senate
died in assembly
May 20, 2019 referred to labor
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 13, 2019 advanced to third reading
May 08, 2019 2nd report cal.
May 07, 2019 1st report cal.638
May 02, 2019 print number 3969a
May 02, 2019 amend (t) and recommit to labor
Feb 22, 2019 referred to labor

Votes

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Jan 14, 2020 - Labor committee Vote

S3969B
13
0
committee
13
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 7, 2019 - Labor committee Vote

S3969
11
0
committee
11
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: May 7, 2019

aye wr (1)
excused (1)

S3969 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3753
Current Committee:
Assembly Labor
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
2017-2018: S8743, A1396
2021-2022: S5129, A1055

S3969 - Summary

Authorizes treatment of workers' compensation injuries by an occupational therapy assistant and a physical therapist assistant.

S3969 - Sponsor Memo

S3969 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3969

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 22, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. KENNEDY -- 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.
                                                           LBD06525-01-9

S3969A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3753
Current Committee:
Assembly Labor
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
2017-2018: S8743, A1396
2021-2022: S5129, A1055

S3969A - Summary

Authorizes treatment of workers' compensation injuries by an occupational therapy assistant and a physical therapist assistant.

S3969A - Sponsor Memo

S3969A - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 3969--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 22, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Labor  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the workers' compensation law, in relation to authoriz-
  ing treatment of workers' compensation  injuries  by  an  occupational
  therapy assistant or physical therapy assistant

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

  Section 1.  Subdivision 2 of section 13-b of the workers' compensation
law is amended by adding a new paragraph (b-1) to read as follows:
  (B-1) UNDER THE DIRECT SUPERVISION OF AN AUTHORIZED OCCUPATIONAL THER-
APIST, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY SERVICES MAY BE RENDERED BY AN  OCCUPATIONAL
THERAPY  ASSISTANT.  UNDER THE DIRECT SUPERVISION OF AN AUTHORIZED PHYS-
ICAL THERAPIST, PHYSICAL THERAPY SERVICES MAY BE RENDERED BY A  PHYSICAL
THERAPIST  ASSISTANT.  THIS  SUPERVISION  SHALL  BE  EVIDENCED BY SIGNED
RECORDS  OF  INSTRUCTIONS  FOR  TREATMENT  AND  SIGNED  RECORDS  OF  THE
PATIENT'S  CONDITION AND PROGRESS.  REPORTS OF SUCH TREATMENT AND SUPER-
VISION SHALL BE MADE BY  SUCH  PROVIDER  TO  THE  CHAIR  IN  THE  FORMAT
PRESCRIBED BY THE CHAIR AT SUCH TIMES AS THE CHAIR MAY REQUIRE.
  §  2.  This  act  shall  take  effect on the same date and in the same
manner as section 1 of part CC of chapter 55 of the laws of 2019,  takes
effect.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06525-04-9

Co-Sponsors

S3969B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3753
Current Committee:
Assembly Labor
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
2017-2018: S8743, A1396
2021-2022: S5129, A1055

S3969B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes treatment of workers' compensation injuries by an occupational therapy assistant and a physical therapist assistant.

S3969B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3969B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 3969--B

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 22, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Labor  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to  said committee -- recommitted to the Committee on Labor in accord-
  ance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the workers' compensation law, in relation to  authoriz-
  ing  treatment  of  workers'  compensation injuries by an occupational
  therapy assistant or physical therapy assistant

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

  Section 1.  Subdivision 2 of section 13-b of the workers' compensation
law is amended by adding a new paragraph (b-1) to read as follows:
  (B-1) UNDER THE DIRECT SUPERVISION OF AN AUTHORIZED OCCUPATIONAL THER-
APIST,  OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY SERVICES MAY BE RENDERED BY AN OCCUPATIONAL
THERAPY ASSISTANT. UNDER THE DIRECT SUPERVISION OF AN  AUTHORIZED  PHYS-
ICAL  THERAPIST, PHYSICAL THERAPY SERVICES MAY BE RENDERED BY A PHYSICAL
THERAPIST ASSISTANT. THIS  SUPERVISION  SHALL  BE  EVIDENCED  BY  SIGNED
RECORDS  OF  INSTRUCTIONS  FOR  TREATMENT  AND  SIGNED  RECORDS  OF  THE
PATIENT'S CONDITION AND PROGRESS.  REPORTS OF SUCH TREATMENT AND  SUPER-
VISION  SHALL  BE  MADE  BY  SUCH  PROVIDER  TO  THE CHAIR IN THE FORMAT
PRESCRIBED BY THE CHAIR AT SUCH TIMES AS THE CHAIR MAY REQUIRE.
  § 2. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day  after  it  shall
have become a law.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06525-06-0

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