Albany, NY – The New York State Workers’ Compensation Board recently announced that regulations regarding the New York Workers’ Compensation Drug Formulary that were adopted by the Board Chair and published in the September 1, 2021, State Register will be deferred from September 1, 2021.
The regulations will coincide with the launch of OnBoard: Limited Release, the first phase of the Workers’ Compensation Board’s new business information system.
The regulations include the following:
- The Formulary drug list
- Setting a new effective date for compliance with the Formulary for refills and renewals (previously delayed during the COVID-19 pandemic)
- To clarify that a medical marijuana prior authorization request (PAR) will no longer be submitted via the existing variance request process but will instead be submitted within OnBoard: Limited Release as a “Medication PAR” (although the criteria needed for approval will remain the same)
The Board is committed to giving stakeholders a four-week notification of the implementation date of OnBoard: Limited Release.
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Source: NYS WCB