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New York State
Workers' Compensation Board
328 State Street  Schenectady, New York 12305
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

Subject No. 046-1133

Board Announces Second Revision of NYS Workers' Compensation Drug Formulary Regulation

Date: January 23, 2019

The New York State Workers' Compensation Board (Board) has prepared a second revision to the proposed NYS Workers' Compensation Drug Formulary (Formulary) announced in Subject Number 046-1012, Board Announces Draft Regulations for New York State Pharmacy Formulary on December 28, 2017. The proposed revision is in the January 23, 2019, State RegisterLink to External Website, and the Board will accept comments for 30 days. The revised proposed regulations are also available on the Board's website.

In addition to further refinement of the language itself, this revision restructures the Phases:

  • Phase A is used in the first 30 days following an accident or illness.
  • Phase B is used for all prescriptions after 30 days.
  • Perioperative period, which is four days before through four days following surgery.

The Board encourages the public, injured workers, employers, self-insured employers, insurance carriers, third-party administrators, attorneys, medical providers, and labor and business organizations to provide comment. Please submit your comments on or before February 22, 2019, to The Board will evaluate all comments received and will consider necessary revisions as the process advances.

The Board is committed to the successful implementation of the Formulary.

We look forward to receiving your comments.


Clarissa M. Rodriguez