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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. 046-765R

NYS 2015-16 Budget Eliminates Several
Workers' Compensation Fees

Revises Subject No. 046-765 issued 6/18/15 with respect to the bolded text.

Date: July 27, 2015

In an effort to promote small business growth in New York, Governor Cuomo has announced the elimination of a number of fees as a part of the 2015-16 State Budget. This action represents the administration's commitment to removing some of the bureaucratic and financial burdens of doing business in New York State.

The following Workers' Compensation Board fees have been eliminated effective April 1, 2015:

Fee WCL Section How Much/Frequency
Licensing Compensation Medical Bureaus and Laboratories 13-c $200 per year per office; $50 per lab
Physician (MD/DO) Arbitration Fees 13-g Per regulation/per arbitration
Hospital (In-patient and Outpatient) Arbitration Fees 13-g Per regulation/per arbitration
Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists Arbitration Fees 13-g Pre-regulation/per arbitration
Podiatrist Arbitration Fees 13-k Per regulation/per arbitration
Chiropractor Arbitration Fees 13-l Per regulation/per arbitration
Psychologist Arbitration Fees 13-m Pre-regulation/per arbitration
Licensed Hearing Representatives fee 24-a Not to exceed $100 per year
Licensed TPAs 50 (3-b) $100 license fee and $500 authorization fee

In the interim, the current Form HP-1 Request for Arbitration should continue to be used, however, without a fee. The form should be sent to the address under checkbox B until further notice.

The elimination of these Workers’ Compensation Board fees will save an estimated $95,000 for individuals and businesses in New York. Across all affected agencies, the total annual savings is expected to be $3 million.

 

Robert E. Beloten
Chair