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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. 046-638

Revocation of Dr. Stephen Lauterbach's
Authorization to Treat Injured Workers
Effective October 7, 2013

Authorization No. 201398-5W

Date: October 8, 2013

Pursuant to Workers' Compensation Law Section 13-d(5), the Chair of the New York State Workers' Compensation Board has exercised his authority to revoke Dr. Stephen Lauterbach's authorization to treat injured workers within the New York State workers' compensation system effective October 7, 2013. Dr. Lauterbach's last known business address is 1676 Sunset Avenue, Utica, NY 13502

The revocation is based upon Consent Order (BPMC No. 12-80), issued by the New York State Department of Health, State Board for Professional Medical Conduct (BPMC), effective May 4, 2012. Dr. Lauterbach did not contest the one specification against him, "being a habitual user of alcohol," in violation of N.Y. Education Law § 6530(8). The agreed-to sanction was imposed, namely three years suspension of his license to practice medicine, stayed for a five year probationary period pursuant to N.Y. Public Health law § 230-a(9), and upon such other and further terms as set forth in the Consent Order.

Dr. Lauterbach had his authorization to treat injured workers temporarily suspended by the Board on November 26, 2012.

Dr. Lauterbach is prohibited from rendering treatment and care to injured workers. Reports submitted by Dr. Lauterbach for services rendered prior to November 26, 2012, are valid, but are invalid for any services rendered on or after that date. Requests to cross-examine Dr. Lauterbach for services rendered prior to November 26, 2012 should not be denied due to the temporary suspension and subsequent revocation of his authorization.

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

 

Robert E. Beloten
Chair