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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. 046-1201

Temporary Suspension of Dr. Larry J. Shemen

Authorization No. 158776-5W

Date: August 20, 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. Larry J. Shemen’s authorization to treat injured workers within the New York State workers’ compensation system for the period of six months, commencing on August 19, 2019. Dr. Shemen's last known business addresses are:

233 East 69 Street, Suite 1D
New York, New York 10021 and

107-21 Queens Boulevard, Suite 3A
Forest Hills, New York 11375

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 # 19-176, wherein Dr. Shemen agreed not to contest the allegations, in full satisfaction of the charges against him, including that, after purchasing a medical practice, on or about October 20, 2017, he informed a patient of the prior medical provider that his medical record was destroyed when his record should have been maintained until on or about April 23, 2019, and that Dr. Shemen last updated his physician profile on or about December 22, 2008, despite registering in 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2018.

Therefore, the Chair believes that Dr. Shemen may be guilty of misconduct as described in Education Law §6530(32) and §6530(16), and that such misconduct would detrimentally affect the quality of care provided to injured workers.

Dr. Shemen 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. Shemen for services rendered prior to August 19, 2019, are valid but are invalid for any services rendered on or after that date. Requests to cross-examine Dr. Shemen for services rendered prior to August 19, 2019, should not be denied due to the suspension 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