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Subject Number 046-1203 Reinstatement of Dr. Fernando K. Checo

Subject Numbers Regarding Health Provider Authorizations

Authorization No. 264851-7W

August 20, 2019

Pursuant to Workers' Compensation Law Section 13-d(4), the Chair of the New York State Workers' Compensation Board (“Chair”) had exercised her authority to temporarily suspend Dr. Fernando K. Checo’s authorization to treat injured workers in the New York State workers’ compensation system effective November 26, 2018 (Subject Number 046-1120 ).

The Chair has rescinded the temporary suspension of Dr. Checo, and has reinstated his authority to treat injured workers effective August 20, 2019. The Medical Director’s Office will restore Dr. Checo to the list of providers authorized to treat injured workers August 20, 2019.

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

Clarissa M. Rodriguez