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Subject Number 046-1542 Temporary Suspension of Duane Edward Dixon, M.D.

Subject Numbers Regarding Health Provider Authorizations

Authorization No. 299525-6W

August 23, 2022

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. Duane Edward Dixon's authorization to treat injured workers within the New York State workers' compensation system effective August 23, 2022. Dr. Dixon's last known business address is:

Adirondack Health Pain Management
285 Old Lake Colby Road
Saranac Lake, NY 12983

The Chair's designee's investigation revealed that Dr. Dixon has refused to accept service of a Notice to Produce served upon him by the Chair's Designee and has accordingly failed to produce the requested documents. As a result of the foregoing, the Chair believes that Dr. Dixon may be guilty of misconduct under WCL §13-d(2)(f) for the refusal to produce "any relevant book or paper concerning his or her conduct under any authorization granted to him or her under this chapter."

Dr. Dixon 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), while his authorization is temporarily suspended. Reports submitted by Dr. Dixon for services rendered prior to August 23, 2022, are valid but are invalid for any services rendered on or after that date. Requests to cross-examine Dr. Dixon for services rendered prior to August 23, 2022, should not be denied due to the suspension of his authorization.

This suspension remains in effect until further notice. Any questions regarding the authorized lists should be referred to the Medical Director's Office at 1 (800) 781-2362.

Clarissa M. Rodriguez
Chair