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Subject Number 046-565 Authorization No. 153340-5W

Subject Numbers Regarding Health Provider Authorizations

July 24, 2013

Please be advised that Dr. Harshad Bhatt has been removed from the list of authorized providers based on information provided by the New York State Education Department indicating that Dr. Bhatt does not currently have an active license to practice medicine in New York State.

Pursuant to Workers' Compensation Law § 13-b, a provider must be licensed and registered with the New York State Education Department in order to maintain a Workers' Compensation Board authorization(s). Therefore, Dr. Bhatt's authorization to treat injured workers within the New York State workers' compensation system has been removed effective April 18, 2013. Dr. Bhatt's last known practice address is 94-54 Lefferts Blvd., Richmond Hill, New York 11419.

Dr. Bhatt is prohibited from rendering treatment and care to injured workers. Reports submitted by Dr. Bhatt for services rendered prior to April 18, 2013, are valid, but are invalid for any services rendered on or after that date. Requests to cross-examine Dr. Bhatt for services rendered prior to April 18, 2013, should not be denied due to the removal of his authorization.

Any questions regarding the authorized lists should be referred to the Medical Director's Office at 1 (800) 781-2362.

Robert E. Beloten