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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. 046-636

Changes to the List of Health Care Providers Authorized to
Render Services to Injured Workers
Under the Workers' Compensation Law

Date: October 2, 2013

Pursuant to Workers' Compensation Law § 13-b, a provider must be licensed and registered with the New York State Education Department in order to maintain a Workers’ Compensation Board authorization(s).

The following have been removed from the list of providers authorized to treat injured workers and/or perform independent medical examinations within the New York State workers' compensation system based on information provided by the New York State Education Department indicating that they do not currently have an active license to practice medicine in New York State.

NAME LAST KNOWN CITY OF PRACTICE AUTHORIZATION NUMBER* EFFECTIVE DATE
Chirel, Hiram Port Washington, NY P01958-9W May 17, 2013
Radler, Bruce Brewster, NY P02355-7W June 7, 2013

*Providers authorized to treat only, have an authorization number ending in "W" – Providers authorized to treat and
perform independent medical examinations, have an authorization number ending in "B" – Providers authorized to
perform independent medical examinations only, have an authorization number ending in "I".

These providers are prohibited from rendering treatment and care to injured workers and/or from performing independent medical examinations. Reports submitted for services rendered prior to the effective date are valid, but are invalid for any services rendered on or after that date. Requests to cross-examine any of the above for services rendered prior to the effective date should not be denied due to the removal of their authorizations.

Any questions regarding the authorized lists should be referred to the Medical Director's Office at 1 (800) 781-2362.

 

Robert E. Beloten
Chair