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Subject Number 046-1235 Removal of Dr. Firmin F. Gabriels

Subject Numbers Regarding Health Provider Authorizations

Authorization No. 096580-6W

November 26, 2019

Pursuant to Workers' Compensation Law Sections 13-b and 13-d, the Chair of the New York State Workers' Compensation Board has exercised her authority to remove Dr. Firmin F. Gabriels’ authorization to treat injured workers in the New York State workers’ compensation system effective November 25, 2019. Dr. Gabriels’ last known business address is:

960 Western Avenue
Albany, New York 12203

Investigation has revealed that Dr. Gabriels voluntarily permanently surrendered his license to practice medicine in New York State to the Board for Professional Misconduct pursuant to Public Health Law § 230.13, effective November 21, 2019.

Dr. Gabriels is prohibited from rendering treatment and care to injured workers, and from conducting reviews of records regarding variance requests pursuant to 12 NYCRR § 324.3(b)(2)(ii)(a). Reports submitted by Dr. Gabriels for services rendered prior to November 25, 2019 are valid but are invalid for any services rendered on or after that date. Requests to cross-examine Dr. Gabriels for services rendered prior to November 25, 2019 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.

Clarissa M. Rodriguez
Chair