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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. 046-1019

Temporary Suspension of Dr. Mark Schwartz

Authorization No. 197645-5B

Date: January 17, 2018

Pursuant to Workers' Compensation Law Section 13-d(4), the Chair of the New York State Workers' Compensation Board has exercised her authority to temporarily suspend Dr. Mark Schwartz’s authorizations to treat injured workers and to perform independent medical examinations in the New York State workers’ compensation system effective January 15, 2018. Dr. Schwartz's last known business addresses are:

308 Chelsea Manor
Park Ridge, New Jersey 07656

and

34 Hempstead Turnpike
Farmingdale, New York 11735

The Chair’s designee’s investigation has revealed that the New York State Department of Health, State Board for Professional Medical Conduct (BPMC) has issued Commissioner’s Order of Summary Action #17-369, pursuant to which Dr. Schwartz shall not practice medicine in the State of New York pending the final conclusion of a hearing, based on his conviction in New Jersey of one count of Health Care Fraud – Intentional Fraud – 2nd degree (N.J.S.A. §2C:21-43A), the equivalent of a felony in New York State.

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

Dr. Schwartz 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. Schwartz for services rendered prior to January 15, 2018 are valid, but are invalid for any services rendered on or after that date. Requests to cross-examine Dr. Schwartz for services rendered prior to January 15, 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