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Regulations Emergency Adoption of Addition of 12 NYCRR 329-1.3(d) (COVID-19 Testing)


The Chair has adopted on an emergency basis the addition of subdivision (d) to 12 NYCRR 329-1.3 to allow reimbursement for COVID-19 testing when there is a claim for workers' compensation benefits due to workplace exposure to COVID-19 and to ensure that this section remains in effect pending adoption of the permanent proposal, which was published in the December 2, 2020 edition of the State Register. A Notice of Emergency Adoption will be published in the March 3, 2021 edition of the State Register. This emergency rulemaking is effective for 60 days upon filing February 12, 2021.