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   For Immediate Release: June 21, 2013

Senate Passes Martins Bill to Allow Acupuncture Treatments for Injured Employees

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(Long Island, NY) Senator Jack M. Martins (R-C-I, Mineola) today announced the State Senate has passed legislation (S.3131) he sponsored that would allow injured employees to be treated by state licensed acupuncturists under the Workers’ Compensation Program.

Currently, acupuncture treatments in the Workers’ Compensation system must be performed by a physician while licensed acupuncturists are not authorized providers.

“As a result of this law, workers in New York State will now have a greater choice when seeking treatment for work related injuries,” said Senator Martins. “Acupuncture has been a tried and true treatment for injuries for millennia. It only makes sense that we would provide it as an option for injured New Yorkers.”

The Acupuncture Society of New York (ASNY) stated, “ASNY, representing nearly 4000 licensed acupuncturists in New York, with sincere gratitude, would like to thank the legislation’s sponsor, Senator Jack Martins, for his support of the acupuncture profession and community.”

ASNY’s President, James M. Shinol, who is both a licensed acupuncturist and massage therapist said, “Acupuncture treats both the injury and the whole person without the use of addictive narcotics allowing New York State’s injured workers to experience pain relief and help expedite a return to work.”

The bill will be sent to the Governor.

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