assembly Bill A8930

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Includes coverage of treatment rendered by a massage therapist

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Current Bill Status Via S2138 - Passed Senate & Assembly


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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 16, 2022 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.214
substituted for a8930
May 16, 2022 substituted by s2138
rules report cal.214
reported
May 11, 2022 reported referred to rules
Jan 19, 2022 referred to labor

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A8930 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2138
Law Section:
Workers' Compensation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §13-b, Work Comp L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A7498, S5421

A8930 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Includes coverage of treatment rendered by a massage therapist.

A8930 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8930
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 19, 2022
                                ___________
 
 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,
 together with records of instruction for treatment,  if  any,  shall  be
 maintained  by  the  physical  therapist,  occupational  therapist [or],
 acupuncturist OR MASSAGE THERAPIST rendering treatment and by the refer-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.