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The New York State Workers Compensation Board said Friday it has suspended two physicians from treating injured workers.
The board chair suspended Dr. William Vincent Jacobson III’s authorization to treat injured workers within the New York State workers comp system. Last year, Dr. Jacobson was convicted of aggravated driving while intoxicated, the board said in a statement.
In addition, Dr. Alan Ng was suspended for inappropriately prescribing medications, including controlled substances, to patients, the board said in a statement.
Both suspensions took effect March 15, 2018.
Regulators have suspended 21 more workers compensation providers in California, bringing the total this year to 115 doctors who are barred from treating injured workers in the state, the California Division of Workers’ Compensation announced on Monday.