In this year's 2017 - 2018 Executive Budget, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed into law several significant pieces of workers’ compensation reform which includes new Permanency Impairment Guidelines (“Guidelines”) to be adopted by January 1, 2018.
On Tuesday, September 26, 2017, the New York State Assembly Labor Committee held a hearing to examine the proposal and listen to concerns expressed by stakeholders including, NYS Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons, organized labor, groups representing injured workers and trial attorneys.
- Watch the re-broadcast of the NYS Assembly Labor Committee hearing.
We encourage you to read and comment on the NYS WCB proposed guidelines during the public comment period.
The public comment period is 45 days and will be open until October 23, 2017. Comments can be submitted using the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ImpairGuideComments
For additional information
For more information regarding these proposed regulations, contact Heather M. MacMaster, Deputy General Counsel, Workers' Compensation Board 328 State Street, Schenectady, New York 12305-2318, telephone: (518) 486-9564 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.