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New York State
Workers' Compensation Board
OFFICE OF THE CHAIR
328 State Street  Schenectady, New York 12305
Governor David A. Paterson


Subject No. 046-322

Removal of Dr. Craig Blum's Name From The List of Physicians
Authorized to Treat and Conduct Independent Medical Examinations
of Workers' Compensation Claimants

Date: June 1, 2009

Authorization No. 127609-6B

Please be advised that, by Determination and Order (BPMC No. 09-62), effective April 14, 2009, a Hearing Committee of the New York State Department of Health, State Board for Professional Medical Conduct (BPMC), sustained the charge of Craig Blum, M.D., having been found guilty of driving while intoxicated.

Pursuant to Workers' Compensation Law Section 13-d [2][a] and [5], the Chair of the New York State Workers' Compensation Board has exercised his authority to remove Dr. Blum from the list of authorized physicians, effective May 26, 2009. Dr. Blum's last known address is S-3673 Southwestern Boulevard, Orchard Park, New York 14127.

Dr. Blum 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. Blum for treatment rendered prior to May 26, 2009, are valid, but are invalid for any treatment rendered or examinations performed on or after that date. Requests to cross-examine Dr. Blum regarding treatment he rendered or examinations he conducted prior to May 26, 2009, should not be denied due to his removal from the list of authorized physicians.

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

 

Zachary S. Weiss
Chair