|SAME AS||SAME AS A02116-A|
|COSPNSR||ADDABBO, 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|
|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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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. LBD02937-05-6S. 2718--A 2 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.