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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. 046-1310

Temporary Suspension of Dr. Ding Cheng Yang

Authorization No. P06265-4W

Date: July 1, 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. Ding Cheng Yang's authorization to treat injured workers within the New York State workers' compensation system, effective May 15, 2020. Dr. Yang's last known business addresses are:

14226 37th Avenue, Floor 1
Flushing, New York 11354

56 O'Connor Avenue
Staten Island, New York 10314

and

142-38 37th Avenue, Apt. 1A
Flushing, New York 11354

The Chair's designee's investigation has revealed that the New York State Department of Education, Office of Professional Discipline has issued Consent Order #31496, wherein Dr. Yang could not contest the specification of misconduct, including that in or about February 2011, he treated a patient and failed to maintain accurate records, including but not limited to failing to contain a full patient history, the patient's allergies, surgical history and referral for further consultations. This resulted in a $1,500.00 fine, a two-year stayed suspension, and a two-year probationary period, during which Dr. Yang must successfully complete a plan of continuing education in the areas of risk management and basic history and physical exam.

Therefore, the Chair believes that Dr. Yang may be guilty of misconduct as described in New York Education Law §6509(9), and Section 29.2(a)(3) of the Rules of the Board of Regents (8 NYCRR), and that such misconduct would detrimentally affect the quality of care provided to injured workers.

Dr. Yang 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. Yang for services rendered prior to May 15, 2020, are valid, but are invalid for any services rendered on or after that date. Requests to cross-examine Dr. Yang for services rendered prior to May 15, 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