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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. 046-1294

Removal of Dr. Alexander John Ricci

Authorization No. 151246-6W

Date: April 28, 2020

Pursuant to Workers' Compensation Law Section 13-d(2)(a), the Chair of the New York State Workers' Compensation Board has exercised her authority to remove Dr. Alexander John Ricci's authorization to treat injured workers in the New York State workers' compensation system, effective April 23, 2020. Dr. Ricci's last known business address is:

New York Family Docs
86-14 Jamaica Avenue
Woodhaven, New York 11421

The removal is based upon Consent Order (BPMC No. 20-079), issued by the New York State Department of Health, State Board for Professional Medical Conduct (BPMC), effective April 6, 2020, wherein Dr. Ricci admitted that he could not successfully defend against at least one of the specifications of misconduct alleged, in full satisfaction of the charges against him, including that he failed to meet adequately accepted standards with respect to cataract surgeries for two patients, and that he failed to maintain adequate medical records for two patients. This resulted in a preclusion of Dr. Ricci practicing medicine in the State of New York.

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

Dr. Ricci 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. Ricci for services rendered prior to April 23, 2020 are valid but are invalid for any services rendered on or after that date. Requests to cross-examine Dr. Ricci for services rendered prior to April 23, 2020 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