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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. 046-1052

Temporary Suspension of Dr. Kevin Custis

Authorization No. 211807-3W

Date: April 3, 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. Kevin Custis’ authorization to treat injured workers within the New York State workers’ compensation system effective April 2, 2018. Dr. Custis’ last known business address is:

887B E. New York Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11203

The Chair’s designee’s investigation has revealed that on or about December 5, 2017, Dr. Custis was charged in Brooklyn Supreme Court with enterprise corruption, and other crimes, in connection with an alleged scheme to defraud health care providers of approximately $146,000,000.00.

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

Dr. Custis is prohibited from rendering treatment and care to injured workers while his authorization is temporarily suspended. Reports submitted by Dr. Custis for services rendered prior to April 2, 2018, are valid, but are invalid for any services rendered on or after that date. Requests to cross-examine Dr. Custis for services rendered prior to April 2, 2018, 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