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New York State
Workers' Compensation Board
OFFICE OF THE CHAIR
328 State Street  Schenectady, New York 12305
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo


Subject No. 046-1196

Board Announces Public Comment Period for Additional Medical Treatment Guidelines

Date: July 31, 2019

The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board proposes to adopt Medical Treatment Guidelines for:

  • Hip/Groin Injuries
  • Foot/Ankle Injuries
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Occupational Interstitial Lung Disease

These Guidelines will be added to the Board’s existing set of Medical Treatment Guidelines for the treatment of Mid and Low Back Injuries, Neck Injuries, Knee Injuries, Shoulder Injuries, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Non-Acute Pain. Consistent with previous Guidelines, these new Guidelines have been prepared in consultation with the Board’s Medical Advisory Committee.

The proposed Medical Treatment Guidelines are available on the Board’s website. The proposed regulations to support the additional Medical Treatment Guidelines will be published in the State RegisterLink to External Website on July 31, 2019.

The Board encourages the public, injured workers, employers, self-insured employers, insurance carriers, third-party administrators, attorneys, medical providers, and labor and business organizations to comment on these Guidelines. Please submit your comments on or before September 29, 2019, to regulations@wcb.ny.gov.

We look forward to receiving your comments.

 

Clarissa M. Rodriguez
Chair