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Bill Allowing Treatment by PT Assistant Sent to Governor

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 | 386 | 0 | 0 min read

A bill approved by the New York Legislature that would allow physical therapist assistants to treat injured workers has been sent to Gov. Andrew Cuomo for a signature. Under Assembly Bill 2859, a physician would be able to decide that physical therapy for an injured worker may be provided by a certified physical therapist assistant, as long as the assistant is working under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist. Physical therapists would be required to co-sign the physical therapist assistant’s treatment notes. The chair of the Workers’ Compensation Board, in con...

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