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Subject Number 046-436Removal of Dr. Mark Slaga's Name From The List of Physicians Authorized to Treat or to Perform Independent Medical Examinations of Workers' Compensation Claimants

Subject Numbers Regarding Health Provider Authorizations

Authorization No. 216735-1B

July 23, 2010

Please be advised that, by Consent Order (BPMC No. 10-72), issued by the New York State Department of Health, State Board for Professional Medical Conduct (BPMC), effective May 13, 2010, Mark Slaga, M.D., admitted guilt to engaging in professional misconduct.

Pursuant to Workers' Compensation Law Section 13-d(5), the Chair of the New York State Workers' Compensation Board has exercised his authority to remove Dr. Slaga from the list of authorized physicians effective July 12, 2010. Dr. Slaga's business address is 7980 State Route 12, Barneveld, New York 13304.

Dr. Slaga is prohibited from rendering medical treatment and care to and performing independent medical examinations of individuals who have suffered work-related injuries or illnesses. Medical reports submitted by Dr. Slaga for treatment rendered or examinations conducted prior to July 12, 2010, are valid, but are invalid for any treatment rendered or examinations conducted on or after that date. Requests to cross-examine Dr. Slaga regarding treatment he rendered or examinations he conducted prior to July 12, 2010, should not be denied due to the removal of his name from the list of authorized physicians.

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

Robert E. Beloten