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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. 046-1192

Removal of Dr. Bernard Wesley Bentley

Authorization No. 192628-6W

Date: July 30, 2019

Pursuant to Workers' Compensation Law Sections 13-d(2)(a) and 13-d(5), the Chair of the New York State Workers' Compensation Board has exercised her authority to remove Dr. Bernard Wesley Bentley's authorization to treat injured workers in the New York State workers' compensation system effective June 4, 2019. Dr. Bentley's last known business address is:

9920 4th Avenue, Suite 209
Brooklyn, New York 11209

Investigation has revealed that the New York State Department of Health, State Board for Professional Medical Conduct (BPMC) has issued Order # 19-132, wherein Dr. Bentley agreed not to contest the allegations, in full satisfaction of the charges and shall surrender his license as a physician in the State of New York based on convictions of one count of Grand Larceny in the First Degree in violation of Penal Law §155.42 and one count of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree in violation of Penal Law §155.35(1).

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

Dr. Bentley 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). Reports submitted by Dr. Bentley for services rendered prior to June 4, 2019, are valid, but are invalid for any services rendered on or after that date. Requests to cross-examine Dr. Bentley for services rendered prior to June 4, 2019, should not be denied due to the removal of his authorization.

Any questions regarding the authorized lists should be referred to the Medical Director's Office at 1 (800) 781-2362.

 

Clarissa M. Rodriguez
Chair