Emergency Adoption of Laws, Rules and Regulations
Rural Area Flexibility Analysis for 12 NYCRR 300.2(d)(11)
- Types and estimated numbers of rural areas:
This rule applies to all claimants, carriers, employers, self-insured employers, independent medical
examiners and entities deriving income from independent medical examinations, in all areas of the state.
- Reporting, recordkeeping and other compliance requirements:
Regulated parties in all areas of the state, including rural areas, will be required to file reports of independent
medical examinations within ten business days, rather than ten calendar days, in order that such reports may be
admissible as evidence in a workers' compensation proceeding. The new requirement is solely the manner in
which the time period to file reports of independent medical examinations is calculated.
This proposal will not impose any compliance costs on rural areas. The rule solely changes the manner in
which a time period is calculated and only requires the use of a calendar.
- Minimizing adverse impact:
This proposed rule is designed to minimize adverse impact for small businesses and local government that
already exist in the current regulations. This rule provides only a benefit to small businesses and local
- Rural area participation:
The Board received input from a number of entities who derive income from independent medical
examinations, some providers of independent medical examinations and the Medical Legal Consultants
Association, Inc. which is a non-for-profit association of independent medical examination firms and
practitioners across the State.
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