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Subject Number 046-130 TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF DR. RAFEAK MUHAMMAD'S AUTHORIZATION TO TREAT WORKERS' COMPENSATION CLAIMANTS

Subject Numbers Regarding Health Provider Authorizations

May 25, 2004

Please be advised that effective today, May 25, 2004, Dr. Rafeak Muhammad's authorization (number 147499-8W) to treat workers' compensation claimants has been temporarily suspended pursuant to Workers' Compensation Law §13-d(4). Dr. Muhammad's office is located at 112-14 Liberty Avenue, Richmond Hill, New York. The suspension is effective until May 24, 2005.

Dr. Muhammad is prohibited from rendering medical or other treatment and care to individuals who have suffered work-related injuries or illnesses while this suspension is in effect. Medical reports submitted for treatment rendered prior to May 25, 2004 are valid, but are invalid for any treatment rendered after that date. Requests to cross-examine Dr. Muhammad regarding treatment he rendered prior to the suspension's effective date should not be denied due to this suspension.

Any questions regarding this matter should be referred to the Office of General Counsel at (518) 486-7676.

David P. Wehner
Chairman