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Subject Number 046-460 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

January 31, 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 month of January 2011, the following provider was removed from the list of providers authorized to render services to injured workers.

NAME AUTHORIZATION NUMBER DISPOSITION EFFECTIVE DATE
Somoza, Clara 225887-9W Removal 01/25/2011

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