The Board proposed amendment of 12 NYCRR §§ 325-1.5 and 325-2.1 and the proposed addition of 12 NYCRR Subpart 325-7. The amendments permit carriers and employers to contract with and direct use of a diagnostic testing network. The addition of Subpart 325-7 provides the procedures for use of diagnostic testing networks.
The Notice of Proposed Rule Making was published in the November 23, 2011, edition of the State Register. 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 to correct typographical errors. The changes are listed at the end of the Assessment of Public Comment.
The Board voted to adopt the rule at its February 28, 2012, meeting. The Notice of Adoption will be/was published in the March 21, 2012, edition of the State Register. The rule is effective once it is published in the State Register.