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Subject Number 046-1439 Temporary Suspension of Dr. Douglas M. Petraco

Subject Numbers Regarding Health Provider Authorizations

Authorization No. 195619-2B

September 7, 2021

Pursuant to Workers' Compensation Law Section 13-d(4), the Chair of the New York State Workers' Compensation Board has exercised her authority to temporarily suspend Dr. Douglas M. Petraco's authorizations to treat injured workers and perform independent medical examinations within the New York State workers' compensation system from the period beginning September 1, 2021, through and including February 28, 2022. Dr. Petraco's business address is:

Orthopedic Associates of Long Island
6 Technology Drive
East Setauket, New York 11733

The Chair's designee's investigation has revealed that the New York State Department of Health, State Board for Professional Medical Conduct (BPMC) issued Order of Conditions #20-328 regarding allegations of misconduct by Dr. Petraco. In settlement of the matters disclosed by the Chair's designee's investigation, Dr. Petraco consented to the above period of temporary suspension of his authorizations to treat injured workers and to perform independent medical examinations.

Dr. Petraco is prohibited from rendering treatment and care to injured workers, from performing independent medical examinations, and from conducting reviews of records regarding variance requests pursuant to 12 NYCRR § 324.3(b)(2)(ii)(a), while his authorizations are temporarily suspended. Reports submitted by Dr. Petraco for services rendered prior to September 1, 2021, are valid, but are invalid for any services rendered during the period of his suspension. Requests to cross-examine Dr. Petraco for services rendered prior to September 1, 2021, should not be denied due to the suspension of his authorizations.

Clarissa M. Rodriguez
Chair