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Workers’ Compensation Board

New Provider Legislation

Expanded Provider Law Overview

As part of Governor Cuomo's 2019-2020 budget, a new law was passed expanding the types of medical providers that can be authorized to treat injured workers in the New York State workers' compensation system. Starting January 1, 2020, licensed clinical social workers, nurse practitioners and acupuncturists, as well as current ancillary providers, including physician assistants, occupational therapists and physical therapists may apply to become a Board-authorized provider.

This law is expected to bring thousands of providers into the NYS workers' compensation system and dramatically improve injured workers' access to health care.

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