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Amendment of Part 324 of 12 NYCRR
(Amendment of the Medical Treatment Guidelines)

The Board proposed amendments to 12 NYCRR Part 324. The amended regulations incorporate by reference New York Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Medical Treatment Guidelines, makes several procedural changes to the existing regulations and updates the December 1, 2010 Medical Treatment Guidelines.

The Notice of Proposed Rule Making was published in the November 21, 2012, edition of the State RegisterLink to External Website. Comments on the proposed rule were accepted for 45 days.

The Board received two comments on the rule. The comments were carefully reviewed and non-substantial changes were made to the regulation text. The changes are listed at the end of the Assessment of Public Comment.

The Chair adopted the rule on January 16, 2013. The Notice of Adoption will be/was published in the February 6, 2013, edition of the State RegisterLink to External Website. The rule is effective March 1, 2013.