Fall 2013
Volume 2, Issue 4

“TAX EVADING DOC?”

CONVICTION OF CONSPIRING TO COMMIT HEALTH CARE; FILING A FALSE REPORT AND INCOME TAX EVASION Pursuant to New York State Public Health Law Section 230(12)(b), the physician may not practice medicine in New York State or in any other jurisdiction where his practice is predicated on holding a valid New York State medical license. Unless modified by the Commissioner, this order remains in effect until the conclusion of the New York State Board for Professional Medical Conduct hearing proceedings. The physician is charged with having been convicted in the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York of conspiring to commit health care fraud; filing a false report and income tax evasion.


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FRAUDULENT PRACTICE License Surrender. The physician did not contest the charges of fraudulent practice and having been convicted in the Dutchess County Court of the criminal sale of prescriptions for controlled substances and conspiring to sell narcotic prescriptions.

CONVICTION OF SOLICITING AND RECEIVING ILLEGAL REMUNERATIONS Pursuant to New York State Public Health Law Section 230(12)(b), the physician may not practice medicine in New York State or in any other jurisdiction where his practice is predicated on holding a valid New York State medical license. Unless modified by the Commissioner, this order remains in effect until the conclusion of the New York State Board for Professional Medical Conduct hearing proceedings. The physician is charged with having been convicted in United States District Court, District of New Jersey of soliciting and receiving illegal remunerations.

PRACTICING FRAUDULENTLY AND ENGAGING IN CONDUCT WHICH EVIDENCES MORAL UNFITNESS License surrender. The physician did not contest the charges of practicing fraudulently and engaging in conduct which evidences moral unfitness by having pled guilty in United States District Court, Western District of New York of illegally acquiring a Schedule II controlled substance and health care fraud. 

CONVICTION OF UNLAWFUL SURVEILLANCE  Censure and reprimand with probation for three years, $500.00 fine and the physician must complete a continuing medical education course in ethics. The physician did not contest the charge of having been convicted in the Criminal Court of the City of New York of attempted unlawful surveillance. During probation the physician may only practice medicine when he is being monitored by a qualified health care professional.

NEGLIGENCE ON MORE THAN ONE OCCASION License suspension for twenty-four months, stayed with probation for thirty-six months. During probation the physician may only practice medicine when his practice is being monitored by a licensed physician; board certified in an appropriate specialty.  The physician shall practice medicine only at Article 28 facilities from the effective date of this order. The physician's medical license is limited precluding all patient contact and the practice of medicine clinical or otherwise. The physician may not use his medical license as a basis for practicing any other profession licensed or regulated by the New York State Board of Regents, Department of Health or the Department of State. The physician agreed he could not successfully defend against at least one of the charged acts of misconduct alleging negligence on more than one occasion, including failure to order appropriate diagnostic tests.

CONVICTION REGARDING DISPENSING, DISTRIBUTING AND POSSESSION WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE License Surrender. The physician admitted guilt to the charges of fraudulent practice and having been convicted in the United States District Court, Southern District of New York of dispensing, distributing and possession with intent to distribute Oxycodone. 

FRAUDULENTLY PRESCRIBING OXYCODONE License Surrender. The physician did not contest the charges of fraudulently prescribing oxycodone and having been convicted in New York State Supreme Court, New York County of Conspiracy, Criminal Sale of a Prescription and Criminal Facilitation.


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