Date: April 7, 2014
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. Rajpaul Singh’s authorizations to treat injured workers and to perform independent medical examinations in the New York State workers’ compensation system effective April 7, 2014. Dr. Singh's last known business address is 195-03 Hillside Avenue, Hollis, New York 11423.
The Chair’s designee’s investigation revealed that on or about December 6, 2013, Dr. Singh was arraigned in Queens County Criminal Court on charges including but not limited to: felony counts of grand larceny, insurance fraud, and falsifying business records, which, if convicted, carry a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison. It is alleged that between January of 2009 and March of 2011, Dr. Singh defrauded various insurance companies and the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board by billing for testing and therapies that were never performed. It is also alleged that he falsified the testing by substituting the results from old patient test results. The total billing amounted is over $150,000.
Therefore, the Chair believes that Dr. Singh may be guilty of misconduct, and that such misconduct would detrimentally affect the quality of care provided to injured workers.
Dr. Singh is prohibited from rendering treatment and care to injured workers and from performing independent medical examinations while his authorizations are temporarily suspended. Reports submitted by Dr. Singh for services rendered prior to April 7, 2014, are valid, but are invalid for any services rendered on or after that date. Requests to cross-examine Dr. Singh for services rendered prior to April 7, 2014 should not be denied due to the suspension of his authorizations.
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