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Subject Number 046-274 Voluntary Resignation of Doctor's Authorization to Conduct Independent Medical Examinations of Workers' Compensation Claimants

Subject Numbers Regarding Health Provider Authorizations

December 22, 2008

MANUEL O. GARCIA, M.D. (Authorization No. 118765–7I)

Effective December 6, 2008, Dr. Manuel O. Garcia voluntarily resigned his authorization to conduct independent medical examinations of workers' compensation claimants. His current address is 39 Genesee Street, Staten Island, New York 10301.

Dr. Garcia is prohibited from conducting independent medical examinations of individuals who have suffered work-related injuries or illnesses. Independent medical examination reports submitted by Dr. Garcia for examinations performed prior to December 6, 2008, are valid, but are invalid for any independent medical examinations conducted on or after that date. Requests to cross-examine Dr. Garcia regarding independent medical examinations he performed prior to December 6, 2008, should not be denied due to this resignation. In addition, testimony and/or depositions concerning independent medical examinations conducted through December 5, 2008, may be provided.

Any questions regarding these matters should be referred to the Office of General Counsel at (518) 486-9564.

Zachary S. Weiss