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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. 046-1151

Temporary Suspension of Dr. Eric Schnakenberg

Authorization No. 184866-2W

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. Eric Schnakenberg’s authorization to treat injured workers within the New York State workers’ compensation system effective April 1, 2019. Dr. Schnakenberg's last known business address is:

Community Care Family Medicine
1783 Route 9, Suite 204
Clifton Park, New York 12065

The Chair’s designee’s investigation revealed that Dr. Schnakenberg has failed to respond to Interrogatories served on him by the Board. As a result of the foregoing, the Chair believes that Dr. Schnakenberg may be guilty of misconduct under WCL §13-d(2)(f) for the refusal to produce “any relevant book or paper concerning his or her conduct under any authorization granted to him or her under this chapter.”

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

Dr. Schnakenberg 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. Schnakenberg for services rendered prior to April 1, 2019, are valid but are invalid for any services rendered on or after that date. Requests to cross-examine Dr. Schnakenberg for services rendered prior to April 1, 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