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Subject Number 046-587 Removal of Dr. Jay Zaretsky's Authorization to Treat Injured Workers Effective April 25, 2013

Subject Numbers Regarding Health Provider Authorizations

Authorization No. 179607-7W

July 31, 2013

Please be advised that Dr. Jay Zaretsky has been removed from the list of authorized providers based on information provided by the New York State Education Department indicating that Dr. Jay Zaretsky does not currently have an active license to practice medicine in New York State.

Pursuant to Workers' Compensation Law § 13-b, a provider must be licensed and registered with the New York State Education Department in order to maintain a Workers' Compensation Board authorization(s). Therefore, Dr. Zaretsky's authorization to treat injured workers within the New York State workers' compensation system has been removed effective April 25, 2013. Dr. Zaretsky's last known practice address is 156 Creekside Road, Hopewell Junction, New York 12533.

Dr. Zaretsky is prohibited from rendering treatment and care to injured workers. Reports submitted by Dr. Zaretsky for services rendered prior to April 25, 2013, are valid, but are invalid for any services rendered on or after that date. Requests to cross-examine Dr. Zaretsky for services rendered prior to April 25, 2013, should not be denied due to the removal of his authorization.

Any questions regarding the authorized lists should be referred to the Medical Director's Office at 1 (800) 781-2362.

Robert E. Beloten