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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. 046-1257

Temporary Suspension of Dr. Paul Hannan

Authorization No. 250782-0W

Date: January 21, 2020

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. Paul Hannan's authorization to treat injured workers within the New York State workers' compensation system effective January 20, 2020. Dr. Hannan's last known business addresses are:

GM Wellness Medical, P.C.
4809 Avenue N
Brooklyn, New York 11234

6619 Wallaston Court
Brooklyn, New York 11204

And

24 Bradley Avenue
Staten Island, New York 10314

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 a Notice of Hearing, based on a Delaware Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline Final Board Order revoking Dr. Hannan's license for engaging in conduct that was dishonorable, unethical, or likely to deceive, defraud, or harm the public, for failure to keep accurate medical records, for engaging in the use, distribution, or issuance of a prescription for a dangerous or narcotic drug other than for therapeutic or diagnostic purposes, and for engaging in a pattern of negligence in the practice of medicine.

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

Dr. Hannan is prohibited from rendering treatment and care to injured workers, or to conduct 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. Hannan for services rendered prior to January 20, 2020 are valid but are invalid for any services rendered on or after that date. Requests to cross-examine Dr. Hannan for services rendered prior to January 20, 2020 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