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


Subject No. 046-1016

Temporary Suspension of Dr. Mitchell Skolnick

Authorization No. C04416-6B

Date: January 8, 2018

Pursuant to Workers' Compensation Law Section 13-l(12), the Chair of the New York State Workers' Compensation Board has exercised her authority to temporarily suspend Dr. Mitchell Skolnick’s authorizations to treat injured workers and to perform independent medical examinations in the New York State workers’ compensation system effective January 8, 2018. Dr. Skolnick's last known business address is:

3219 Route 9W
Saugerties New York 12477

The Chair’s designee’s investigation has revealed that the New York State Office of the Professions has issued Dr. Skolnick a one-year stayed suspension, a one-year probation, and a $500.00 fine, based on charges of having been convicted of Reckless Driving, Failure to Disclose Conviction, and Florida Driving Under the Influence.

Therefore, the Chair believes that Dr. Skolnick may be guilty of misconduct, and that such misconduct would detrimentally affect the quality of care provided to injured workers.

Dr. Skolnick is prohibited from rendering treatment and care to injured workers and from performing independent medical examinations while his authorizations are temporarily suspended. Reports submitted by Dr. Skolnick for services rendered prior to January 8, 2018 are valid, but are invalid for any services rendered on or after that date. Requests to cross-examine Dr. Skolnick for services rendered prior to January 8, 2018 should not be denied due to the suspension of his authorizations.

This suspension remains in effect until further notice. Any questions regarding the authorized lists should be referred to the Medical Director’s Office at 1 (800) 781-2362.

 

Clarissa M. Rodriguez
Chair