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Subject Number 046-626Revocation of Dr. Marie DeJesus' Authorization to Treat Injured Workers Effective September 11, 2013

Subject Numbers Regarding Health Provider Authorizations

Authorization No. 206602-5W

September 23, 2013

Pursuant to Workers' Compensation Law Section 13-d(5), the Chair of the New York State Workers' Compensation Board (Board) has exercised his authority to revoke Dr. Marie DeJesus' authorization to treat injured workers within the New York State workers' compensation system effective September 11, 2013. Dr. DeJesus' last known business address is 1414 Newkirk Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11226.

The revocation is based upon a Determination and Order (BPMC No. 12-31), issued by the State Department of Health, Board for Professional Medical Conduct, dated February 27, 2012, and effective March 5, 2012, which imposed a censure and reprimand for misconduct. The misconduct finding was based upon two specifications of professional misconduct as defined in Education law § 6530, including fraudulent practice of medicine and willfully making or filing a false report. The BPMC Hearing Committee found that professional misconduct had occurred with respect to both specifications. Specifically, that Dr. DeJesus' actions in knowingly forging the signature of a fellow Doctor on his prescription pad constituted fraudulent practice as well as willfully filing of a false report.

Dr. DeJesus had her authorization to perform independent medical examinations revoked by the Board on January 1, 2010, due to the expiration of her board certified certificate from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. DeJesus had her authorization to treat injured workers temporarily suspended by the Board on February 28, 2013.

Dr. DeJesus is prohibited from rendering treatment and care to injured workers. Reports submitted by Dr. DeJesus for services rendered prior to February 28, 2013, are valid, but are invalid for any services rendered on or after that date. Requests to cross-examine Dr. DeJesus for services rendered prior to February 28, 2013 should not be denied due to the temporary suspension and subsequent revocation of her authorization to treat.

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

Robert E. Beloten