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Subject Number 046-483 Changes to the List of Health Care Providers Authorized to Render Services to Injured Workers Under the Workers' Compensation Law

Subject Numbers Regarding Health Provider Authorizations

April 16, 2012

Workers' Compensation Law §§ 13-b, 13-k, 13-l, and 13-m authorize the Chair of the Workers' Compensation Board to formulate a list of health care providers duly qualified to render services to injured workers. No person or entity shall render care or conduct independent medical examinations under the WCL without such authorization by the Chair. Similarly, WCL §§ 13-d, 13-k, 13-l, 13-m, and 141 authorize the Chair to remove from such authorized list any health care provider who is disqualified from providing services. Such removal may be for a limited period of time (temporary suspension) or may be permanent (revocation).

During the month of March, 2012, the following were removed from the list of providers authorized to render services to injured workers.

Bejjani, Fadi 176944-7B Resignation 02/29/2012*
Gabinsky, Sergey 199910-1W Resignation 03/07/2012
Beals, William J. 131471-5W Resignation 03/15/2012
Esser, Aristide 099943-3W Resignation 03/19/2012
Nelson, Christopher Gustaf C10995-1W Resignation 03/20/2012

*Dr. Bejjani's medical license was suspended for two days (September 21, 2011 and September 22, 2011), and for the period of December 3, 2011, through February 1, 2012. The doctor was not authorized to render services during these periods.

It is important to note that reports submitted by providers who have been removed from the list of those authorized to treat or examine injured workers are valid for treatment or examination prior to the effective date, but are invalid for any treatment rendered or examinations conducted on or after that date.

Any questions regarding the authorized lists should be referred to Health Provider Administration at 1-(800) 781-2362.

Robert E. Beloten