New York lawmakers introduced bills on Thursday that would allow acupuncturists and therapy assistants to treat injured workers and remove an employer's ability to require workers to use a particular pharmacy.
A.B. 1012 would authorize or certify acupuncturists to treat injured workers under the state workers' compensation program. The legislation also states that the chairman of the state compensation committee for employees has the right to establish a fee schedule for the treatment.
A.B. 1055 would authorize an occupational therapist's assistant or a physiotherapist's assistant to provide treatment to injured workers under the supervision of a licensed therapist.
If signed into law, both bills would take effect immediately.
If they are signed by law. the legislation would enter into force in 120 days. Catalog