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Subject Number 046-467 Changes to the List of Health Care Providers Authorized to Render Services to Injured Workers Under the Workers' Compensation Law

Subject Numbers Regarding Health Provider Authorizations

May 27, 2011

Workers' Compensation Law §§ 13-b, 13-k, 13-l, and 13-m authorize the Chair of the Workers' Compensation Board to formulate a list of health care providers duly qualified to render services to injured workers. No person or entity shall render care or conduct independent medical examinations under the WCL without such authorization by the Chair. Similarly, WCL §§ 13-d, 13-k, 13-l, 13-m, and 141 authorize the Chair to remove from such authorized list any health care provider who is disqualified from providing services. Such removal may be for a limited period of time (temporary suspension) or may be permanent (revocation).

During the months of March and April of 2011, the following were removed from the list of providers authorized to render services to injured workers.

NAME AUTHORIZATION NUMBER DISPOSITION EFFECTIVE DATE
Dobson, Richard 135059-4W License Surrender 03/31/2011
Wibberley, Tedana 149426-9B Removal 04/04/2011

It is important to note that reports submitted by providers who have been removed from the list of those authorized to treat or examine injured workers are valid for treatment or examination prior to the effective date, but are invalid for any treatment rendered or examinations conducted on or after that date.

Any questions regarding the authorized lists should be referred to Health Provider Administration at 1 (800) 781-2362.

Robert E. Beloten
Chair