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Workers' Compensation Board
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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo


Subject No. 046-633

Temporary Suspension of Dr. David Schnapp's
Authorization to Treat Injured Workers
Effective September 20, 2013

Authorization No. 192429-9W

Date: September 30, 2013

Pursuant to Workers' Compensation Law Section 13-d(4), the Chair of the New York State Workers' Compensation Board has exercised his authority to temporarily suspend Dr. David Schnapp's authorization to treat injured workers within the New York State workers' compensation system effective September 20, 2013. Dr. Schnapp's last known business address is 150 Broadhollow Road, Suite 306, Melville, New York 11747.

The Chair's designee's investigation revealed that the Department of Health, Bureau of Professional Medical Conduct (BPMC) has issued BPMC Order # 13-182, wherein, Dr. Schnapp did not contest the charge of inappropriately delegating responsibility of performing a robotic assisted surgery to an unqualified person. His license has been suspended for six months, stayed with probation for thirty-six months and he was ordered to pay a fine of $10,000.

Therefore, the Chair believes that Dr. Schnapp may be guilty of misconduct.

Dr. Schnapp is prohibited from rendering treatment and care to injured workers while his authorization is temporarily suspended. Reports submitted by Dr. Schnapp for services rendered prior to September 20, 2013, are valid, but are invalid for any services rendered on or after that date. Requests to cross-examine Dr. Schnapp for services rendered prior to September 20, 2013 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.

 

Robert E. Beloten
Chair