A11372 Summary:

SPONSORRules (Paulin)
Add 138, Work Comp L
Relates to notification in the case of a change to the workers' compensation claims representative.
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A11372 Actions:

10/19/2018referred to labor
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A11372 Committee Votes:

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A11372 Floor Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A11372 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    October 19, 2018
        Introduced  by  COMMITTEE ON RULES -- (at request of M. of A. Paulin) --
          read once and referred to the Committee on Labor
        AN ACT to amend the workers' compensation law, in relation to  notifica-
          tion  in the case of a change to a workers' compensation claims repre-
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  The  workers' compensation law is amended by adding a new
     2  section 138 to read as follows:
     3    § 138. Workers' compensation claims representative  replacement.    1.
     4  Where  an injured employee is entitled to workers' compensation benefits
     5  under this chapter and a claims representative has been assigned to  his
     6  or  her  workers' compensation claim by an insurance carrier or self-in-
     7  sured employer, such insurance carrier or self-insured employer shall be
     8  required to notify such injured employee  or  such  employee's  personal
     9  representative  in the event that such claim is assigned to a new claims
    10  representative, or it is determined that  the  assignment  of  a  claims
    11  representative is no longer necessary. For the purposes of this section,
    12  "claims  representative" shall mean any employee, agent, or other repre-
    13  sentative of an insurance  carrier  or  self-insured  employer  that  is
    14  responsible  for  processing,  adjudicating, or in any way effecting the
    15  settlement of a workers' compensation claim.
    16    2. An insurance carrier or self-insured employer  shall  provide  such
    17  notice  by  electronic  means or by certified or registered mail, return
    18  receipt requested, to the last known address of the injured employee  or
    19  such employee's personal representative within fourteen business days of
    20  the  replacement  of any claims representative or the determination that
    21  the assignment of a claims representative is no longer  necessary.  Such
    22  notice  must  include the name and contact information of the new claims
    23  representative when a new assignment has been made.
    24    § 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
    25  have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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