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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. 046-1251

Reinstatement of Dr. Hamid Mostafavi

Authorization No. 209426-6W

Date: January 7, 2020

Pursuant to Workers' Compensation Law Section 13-d(4), the Chair of the New York State Workers' Compensation Board (“Chair”) had exercised her authority to temporarily suspend Dr. Hamid Mostafavi’s authorization to treat injured workers in the New York State workers’ compensation system effective December 30, 2019 (Subject Number 046-1244).

The temporary suspension was based on the Chair’s designee’s investigation, which revealed that, despite multiple written requests, Dr. Mostafavi had failed and refused to provide the Board with proof of reimbursement of the sum of $8,108.90 to a claimant’s private health insurer, which sum having also been paid to Dr. Mostafavi by the claimant’s workers’ compensation carrier for the same treatment.

Upon receipt of proof reimbursement, the Chair has rescinded the temporary suspension of Dr. Mostafavi and has reinstated his authority to treat injured workers effective January 6, 2020. The Medical Director’s Office will restore Dr. Mostafavi to the list of providers authorized to treat injured workers as of January 6, 2020.

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

 

Clarissa M. Rodriguez
Chair