New York State Workers’ Compensation Board Approves Additional Providers
This post was authored by Margaret Shea, CPCU, Assistant Vice President at Rose and Kiernan, Inc.
Effective January 1, 2020 Governor Andrew Cuomo’s budget included a law that expands the types of medical providers authorized to treat workers who sustain a work-related injury. Now eligible to apply to be Board-authorized providers are licensed clinical social workers, nurse practitioners and acupuncturists. Ancillary providers, who previously needed to be under the personal supervision of a Board-authorized provider may also apply. These providers include nurse practitioners, physician assistants, occupational therapists and physical therapists.
The law was changed to increase access to quality medical treatment for injured workers. Thousands of new providers are expected to join the New York state workers’ compensation system making it easier to find prompt, professional medical care.
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