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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. 046-1150

Temporary Suspension of Dr. Ajay Narendra Kiri

Authorization No. 259884-5W

Date: April 2, 2019

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. Ajay Narendra Kiri’s authorization to treat injured workers within the New York State workers’ compensation system effective March 29, 2019. Dr. Kiri's last known business addresses are:

119 West 57th Street, Suite 1101
New York, New York 10019

3505 E Tremont Avenue
Bronx, New York 10465

31-09 Newton Avenue, Suite 211
Astoria, New York 11102

59-01 94th Street, Suite E10
Elmhurst, New York 11373

3109 Newtown Avenue, Suite 211
Astoria, New York 11102

59-07 94th Street, Suite E8
Elmhurst, New York 11373

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 # 19-055, wherein Dr. Kiri agreed not to contest the charges, including that he deviated from minimally accepted standards of care by failing to perform adequate and thorough diagnostic assessments, failing to recognize and/or address drug-seeking behavior, failing to arrange a consult for patients with an addiction specialist, failing to wean patients or assist patients into a detox program, failing to maintain an accurate record of the care and treatment of patients, and inappropriately prescribing numerous narcotics and benzodiazepines. This resulted in a limit on Dr. Kiri’s license to practice medicine in New York State to preclude him from ordering, prescribing, distributing or administering any controlled substances, and a 36-month probationary period, during which he shall practice medicine only when monitored by a licensed physician, board certified in an appropriate specialty (“Practice Monitor”), and during which he shall successfully complete a continuing education program as directed by the Office of Professional Medical Conduct.

Therefore, the Chair believes that Dr. Kiri may be guilty of misconduct as described in Education Law §§6530(3), 6530(5), 6530(35), and 6530(32), and that such misconduct would detrimentally affect the quality of care provided to injured workers.

Dr. Kiri is prohibited from rendering treatment and care to injured workers and from conducting reviews of records regarding variance requests pursuant to 12 NYCRR § 324.3(b)(2)(ii)(a) while his authorization is temporarily suspended. Reports submitted by Dr. Kiri for services rendered prior to March 29, 2019, are valid, but are invalid for any services rendered on or after that date. Requests to cross-examine Dr. Kiri for services rendered prior to March 29, 2019, 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