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Subject Number 046-1342 Removal of Dr. Arnold D. Richards

Subject Numbers Regarding Health Provider Authorizations

Authorization No. 084052-0W

October 28, 2020

Pursuant to Workers' Compensation Law Sections 13-d(2)(a) and (5), the Chair of the New York State Workers' Compensation Board has exercised her authority to remove Dr. Arnold D. Richard’s authorization to treat injured workers in the New York State workers’ compensation system effective October 23, 2020. Dr. Richards’ last known business address is:

200 E 89th Street
New York, New York 10128

The Chair’s designee’s investigation has revealed that, by Consent Agreement and Order BPMC 20-265, effective October 23, 2020, in full satisfaction of the charges against him, Dr. Richards did not contest the Statement of Charges, including that he treated and/or prescribed for 14 patients without documenting their treatment and/or prescriptions in a medical record. This resulted in Dr. Richard’s preclusion from practicing medicine in the State of New York.

Therefore, the Chair believes that Dr. Richards may be guilty of misconduct, and that such misconduct would detrimentally affect the quality of care provided to injured workers.

Dr. Richards 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. Richards for services rendered prior to October 23, 2020 are valid but are invalid for any services rendered on or after that date. Requests to cross-examine Dr. Richards for services rendered prior to October 23, 2020, 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