The Workers’ Compensation Board’s Medical Treatment Guidelines which went into effect on December 01, 2010 remain in effect.
Unfortunately, the bill which sought to repeal the retroactive effect of the Medical Treatment Guidelines passed the House but did not make it through the Senate before they ended their session.
It is possible that the Senate could work on this bill later this summer; there is no guarantee that it will be considered. For the time being, injured workers will continue to suffer the fate of the Medical Treatment Guidelines, which is our opinion, fail to provide any semblance of equity to the injured worker who seeks medical care through the Workers’ Compensation system.
Injured workers are encouraged to contact their local Senator to urge them to pass this bill. You can find out who your State Senator is by going to www.nysenate.gov and using Find My Senator.