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Subject Number 046-215 Voluntary Resignation of Dr. Barbara L. Nichols' Authorization to Treat Workers' Compensation Claimants

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Authorization No. 143069-3W

December 7, 2007

Please be advised that, by Consent Order (BPMC No. 07-216), effective October 11, 2007, the New York State Department of Health, State Board for Professional Medical Conduct, suspended Barbara L. Nichols, M.D.'s license to practice medicine in the State of New York, or in any other jurisdiction where that practice is predicated on a valid New York State license to practice medicine, for 3 months.

Effective November 5, 2007, Dr. Nichols voluntarily resigned her authorization (No. 143069-3W) to treat workers' compensation claimants. Her current address is 115 East 90th Street, Apartment 3A, New York, New York 10128.

Dr. Nichols is prohibited from rendering medical or other treatment and care to individuals who have suffered work–related injuries or illnesses. Medical reports submitted by Dr. Nichols for treatment or examinations rendered prior to October 11, 2007, are valid, but are invalid for any treatment or examinations rendered on or after that date. Requests to cross–examine Dr. Nichols regarding treatment or examinations she rendered prior to October 11, 2007, should not be denied due to the suspension of her license or this resignation.

Any questions regarding this matter should be referred to the Office of General Counsel at (518) 486-9564.

Zachary S. Weiss