Affirmation of a Health Care Practitioner Bill Signed Into NYS Law

The NYSCA Legislative Committee is pleased to share a legislative update regarding the passage of a bill (S2997/A6065) that will create a level playing field for all health care providers who are assisting a patient in a lawsuit. Chapter 585 of the Laws of 2023 amend New York’s Civil Practice Law and Rules to extend provisions that allow for the submission of health care statements under the penalty of perjury instead of requiring a notarized statement from the health care provider.

For a number of years, attorneys, physicians, osteopaths and dentists have been allowed to submit an affirmation of truth in litigation affirming their health care opinion as an alternative to the notarized statement required of all other health care providers. With this change, all health care providers licensed under Title VIII of the New York State Education law will be allowed to submit an affirmation of truth and will no longer need a notarized statement.

While this may seem like a small change, it is another example of legislation that is showing how New York is recognizing the vital role of all health care providers, including doctors of chiropractic. This legislation was signed into law on October 25, 2023, and it took effect immediately. If you have any questions, please contact a member of the Legislative Committee.

We look forward to continuing to support legislation to level the playing field for all providers in New York.

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