Bill S3236-2011

Creates the requirement that at least one member of the workers' compensation board be a chiropractor

Requires at least one member of the workers' compensation board be a chiropractor.

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  • Jan 4, 2012: REFERRED TO LABOR
  • Feb 14, 2011: REFERRED TO LABOR

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BILL NUMBER:S3236

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the workers' compensation law, in relation to requiring at least one member of the workers' compensation board to be a chiropractor

PURPOSE: To create the requirement that at least one member of the workers' compensation board be a chiropractor.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. Amends section 140 of the workers' compensation law, as amended by chapter 57 of the laws of 1951 to require that at least one member of the workers' compensation board be a chiropractor licensed to practice in New York State.

Section 2. Effective Date

JUSTIFICATION: Due to the crucial and ever-increasing role that chiropractors play in the workers' compensation system through both evaluating and treating claimants, it is important that concerns of their profession are taken into consideration by the board while overseeing the actions and regulations that the workers' compensation board engages in.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately provided, however, that the amendments made to section 140 of the workers' compensation law made by section one of this act shall not affect the terms of current members serving on the workers' compensation board and shall only apply to new board members filling vacancies after this act shall have become a law, and provided further, that the provisions of this act shall not prohibit current members from being reappointed.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3236 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN SENATE February 14, 2011 ___________
Introduced by Sen. BONACIC -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor AN ACT to amend the workers' compensation law, in relation to requiring at least one member of the workers' compensation board to be a chiro- practor THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 140 of the workers' compensation law, as amended by chapter 57 of the laws of 1951, is amended to read as follows: S 140. [Workmen's] WORKERS' compensation board. The [workmen's] WORK- ERS' compensation board in the department of labor is hereby continued. Such board shall consist of thirteen members, at least four of whom shall be attorneys and counsellors-at-law duly admitted to practice in this state AND AT LEAST ONE OF WHOM SHALL BE A CHIROPRACTOR LICENSED TO PRACTICE IN THIS STATE. The members of the board shall be appointed by the governor, by and with the advice and consent of the senate. The members of the board in office, together with the additional members and the members appointed to fill vacancies, if any, at the time this section takes effect, shall continue, notwithstanding the appointment of any of the members for a term expiring on a different date, to hold office for terms to be assigned by the governor by and with the advice and consent of the senate; two such terms to expire on December thirty- first, nineteen hundred fifty; two to expire on December thirty-first, nineteen hundred fifty-one; two to expire on December thirty-first, nineteen hundred fifty-two; two to expire on December thirty-first, nineteen hundred fifty-three; two to expire on December thirty-first, nineteen hundred fifty-four; two to expire on December thirty-first, nineteen hundred fifty-five; and one to expire on December thirty-first, nineteen hundred fifty-six. The members next appointed, except to fill a vacancy created otherwise than by expiration of term, shall be appointed
for terms of seven years. The governor shall designate one of the members of the board as chairman and another as vice-chairman. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately provided, however, that the amendments to section 140 of the workers' compensation law made by section one of this act shall not affect the terms of current members serving on the workers' compensation board and shall only apply to new board members filling vacancies after this act shall have become a law, and provided further, that the provisions of this act shall not prohibit current members from being reappointed.

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