senate Bill S2138

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Includes coverage of treatment rendered by a massage therapist

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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
Feb 17, 2022 referred to labor
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 12, 2022 advanced to third reading
Jan 11, 2022 2nd report cal.
Jan 10, 2022 1st report cal.79
Jan 05, 2022 referred to labor
Jan 20, 2021 referred to labor

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S2138 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8930
Law Section:
Workers' Compensation Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §13-b, Work Comp L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S5421, A7498

S2138 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Includes coverage of treatment rendered by a massage therapist.

S2138 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2138 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2138
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 20, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  RAMOS  -- 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  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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