The Chair recently adopted regulations incorporating new medical, chiropractic, podiatry, and psychology fee schedules to be effective for services rendered on and after December 1, 2010. That rule making should have included amendments to 12 NYCRR §348.1 to replace the reference to the October 1, 1997, effective date of the previous fee schedule. This rule amends §348.1 to replace references to specific effective dates with language stating that the fee schedule in effect on the date of the services is the fee schedule that applies regardless of the date of accident.
A Notice of Proposed Rule Making was published in the December 8, 2010, edition of the State Register. The public comment period ended on Monday, January 24, 2011. The Chair did not receive any comments. A Notice of Adoption will be published in the February 9, 2011, edition of the State Register. The amendment to §348.1 will effective upon publication on February 9, 2011.