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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. 046-959

Temporary Suspension of Dr. Seth G. Kohlís
Authorizations to Treat Injured Workers and to Perform
Independent Medical Examinations
Effective July 11, 2017

Authorization No. C05269-8B

Date: July 11, 2017

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. Kohlís authorizations to treat injured workers and to perform independent medical examinations in the New York State workersí compensation system effective July 11, 2017. Dr. Kohl's last known business address is New Scotland Chiro, 372 New Scotland Avenue, Albany, New York 12208.

The Chairís designeeís investigation has revealed that on or about June 27, 2017, Dr. Kohl was arraigned on charges that he allegedly sexually abused two patients by touching them inappropriately.

Therefore, the Chair believes that Dr. Kohl may be guilty of misconduct, and that such misconduct would detrimentally affect the quality of care provided to injured workers.

Dr. Kohl 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. Kohl for services rendered prior to July 11, 2017, are valid, but are invalid for any services rendered on or after that date. Requests to cross-examine Dr. Kohl for services rendered prior to July 11, 2017, 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 Directorís Office at 1 (800) 781-2362.

 

Kenneth J. Munnelly
Chair