Subject Numbers Regarding Health Provider Authorizations
Authorization No. P02552-9W
January 20, 2021
Pursuant to Workers' Compensation Law Section 13-d(4), the Chair of the New York State Workers' Compensation Board has exercised her authority to temporarily suspend Dr. Richard M. Steiner’s authorization to treat injured workers within the New York State workers’ compensation system effective January 2, 2021. Dr. Steiner's last known business address is:
703 Pelham Road, Apt. 405
New Rochelle, New York 10805
The Chair’s designee’s investigation has revealed that the New York State Education Department, Office of Professional Discipline, has issued Order #31857, wherein Dr. Steiner admitted guilt to the specification of misconduct, including that, on or about January 4, 2019, in New Rochelle City Court, he was found guilty of the crime of Driving While Intoxicated, a misdemeanor, in violation of New York Vehicle and Traffic Law section 1192(2), and that on or about January 18, 2019, in Bronx County Court, he was found guilty of the crime of Driving While Intoxicated, a misdemeanor in violation of New York Vehicle and Traffic Law section 1192(3). This resulted in a 2-year stayed suspension, a 2-year probationary period, and a $1,000.00 fine.
Therefore, the Chair believes that Dr. Steiner may be guilty of misconduct, and that such misconduct would detrimentally affect the quality of care provided to injured workers.
Dr. Steiner is prohibited from rendering treatment and care to injured workers, or to conduct reviews of records regarding variance requests pursuant to 12 NYCRR § 324.3(b)(2)(ii)(a), while his authorization is temporarily suspended. Reports submitted by Dr. Steiner for services rendered prior to January 2, 2021, are valid but are invalid for any services rendered on or after that date. Requests to cross-examine Dr. Steiner for services rendered prior to January 2, 2021, 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.
Clarissa M. Rodriguez