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S02718 Summary:

BILL NOS02718A
 
SAME ASSAME AS A02116-A
 
SPONSORGRIFFO
 
COSPNSRADDABBO, AMEDORE, AVELLA, BONACIC, BOYLE, BRESLIN, CARLUCCI, COMRIE, DEFRANCISCO, ESPAILLAT, FUNKE, GALLIVAN, GOLDEN, KENNEDY, LANZA, LARKIN, LATIMER, MARCHIONE, MARTINS, PANEPINTO, PARKER, RANZENHOFER, RITCHIE, ROBACH, SAVINO, VALESKY
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 13-b, Work Comp L
 
Permits an authorized physician to direct that physical therapy care may be rendered by a certified physical therapist assistant.
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S02718 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         2718--A
 
                               2015-2016 Regular Sessions
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                    January 28, 2015
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  Sens.  GRIFFO, ADDABBO, AMEDORE, AVELLA, BONACIC, BOYLE,
          BRESLIN, CARLUCCI, COMRIE, DeFRANCISCO,  ESPAILLAT,  FUNKE,  GALLIVAN,
          GOLDEN,  KENNEDY, LANZA, LARKIN, LATIMER, MARCHIONE, MARTINS, PANEPIN-
          TO, PARKER, RANZENHOFER, RITCHIE,  ROBACH,  SAVINO,  VALESKY  --  read
          twice  and  ordered  printed,  and when printed to be committed to the
          Committee on Labor -- recommitted to the Committee on Labor in accord-
          ance with Senate Rule 6,  sec.  8  --  reported  favorably  from  said
          committee  and  committed  to  the  Committee  on Finance -- committee
          discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
          to said committee
 
        AN ACT to amend the workers' compensation law, in relation  to  physical
          therapy care provided through the workers' compensation system
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Paragraph (d) of subdivision 1 of section 13-b of the work-
     2  ers' compensation law, as amended by chapter 473 of the laws of 2000, is
     3  amended to read as follows:
     4    (d) Upon the referral which may be directive as  to  treatment  of  an
     5  authorized  physician  physical  therapy  care may be rendered by a duly
     6  licensed physical therapist or by a certified physical therapist assist-
     7  ant.  Where physical therapy care is rendered records of  the  patient's
     8  condition  and progress, together with records of instruction for treat-
     9  ment, if any, shall be maintained by the physical therapist  and  physi-
    10  cian.    Physical  therapists  must co-sign physical therapist assistant
    11  treatment notes. Said records shall be submitted to the  chair  on  such
    12  forms  and  at  such  times  as the chair may require.  Supervision of a
    13  physical therapist assistant by a licensed physical therapist  shall  be
    14  on-site  and  the  supervising physical therapist is responsible for the
    15  physical therapist assistant  services. The chair, in consultation  with
    16  the  board's  medical  director,  shall  review physical therapy service
    17  codes to determine the appropriateness of modifiers, if  any,  based  on
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD02937-05-6

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     1  the  practitioner rendering the service and shall implement modifiers as
     2  appropriate.
     3    §  2.  This  act  shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall
     4  have become a law.
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