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Workers' Compensation Board
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Governor Eliot Spitzer


Subject No. 046-212

Removal of Doctors' Names From The List of Physicians Authorized to Treat Workers' Compensation Claimants

Date: October 30, 2007

GODA SHRI SHAILAM, M.D. (Authorization No. 122042-5W)

Please be advised that, by Consent Order (BPMC No. 07-188), the New York State Department of Health, State Board for Professional Medical Conduct, issued a Censure and Reprimand to Dr. Goda Shri Shailam, who did not contest the charge of negligence on more than one occasion with regard to his surgical treatment of two patients.

Pursuant to Workers' Compensation Law Section 13-d(5), the Chair of the New York State Workers' Compensation Board has exercised his authority to remove Dr. Shailam from the list of authorized physicians, effective October 18, 2007. Dr. Shailam's current address is 250 Scenic Drive, Hagaman, New York 12086.

Dr. Shailam is prohibited from rendering medical or other treatment and care to individuals who have suffered work-related injuries or illnesses. Medical reports submitted by Dr. Shailam for treatment or examinations rendered prior to October 18, 2007, are valid, but are invalid for any treatment or examinations rendered on or after that date. Requests to cross-examine Dr. Shailam regarding treatment or examinations he rendered prior to October 18, 2007, should not be denied due to the censure and reprimand or his removal from the list of authorized physicians.

DANIEL CHENG, M.D. (Authorization No. 126436-5W)

Please be advised that, by Surrender Order (BPMC No. 07-215), effective October 11, 2007, the New York State Department of Health, State Board for Professional Medical Conduct, ordered the surrender of Dr. Daniel Cheng's license to practice medicine in the State of New York, or in any other jurisdiction where that practice is predicated on a valid New York State license to practice medicine.

Pursuant to Workers' Compensation Law Section 13-d(5), the Chair of the New York State Workers' Compensation Board has exercised his authority to remove Dr. Cheng from the list of authorized physicians, effective October 18, 2007. Dr. Cheng's current address is 110 Third Street, Waterford, New York 12188.

Dr. Cheng is prohibited from rendering medical or other treatment and care to individuals who have suffered work-related injuries or illnesses. Medical reports submitted by Dr. Cheng for treatment or examinations rendered prior to October 11, 2007, are valid, but are invalid for any treatment or examinations rendered on or after that date. Requests to cross-examine Dr. Cheng regarding treatment or examinations he rendered prior to October 11, 2007, should not be denied due to the surrender of his license or his removal from the list of authorized physicians.

Any questions regarding these matters should be referred to the Office of General Counsel at 518-486-9564.

 

Zachary S. Weiss
Chair