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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. 046-1032

Temporary Suspension of Dr. Robert E. Heinig

Authorization No. 118926-5W

Date: February 22, 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. Robert E. Heinig’s authorization to treat injured workers within the New York State workers’ compensation system effective December 8, 2017. Dr. Heinig's last known business address is:

Department of Med/Rochester General Hospital
1425 Portland Avenue
Rochester, New York 14621

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 Order # 17-331, wherein Dr. Heinig agreed not to contest the allegations, including that on or about August 22, 2016 he was convicted of the misdemeanor Driving While Intoxicated, which resulted in a Censure and Reprimand and a $1,500.00 fine.

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

Dr. Heinig is prohibited from rendering treatment and care to injured workers while his authorization is temporarily suspended. Reports submitted by Dr. Heinig for services rendered prior to December 8, 2017 are valid, but are invalid for any services rendered on or after that date. Requests to cross-examine Dr. Heinig for services rendered prior to December 8, 2017 should not be denied due to the suspension of his authorization.

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