13-e. Revocation of licenses of compensation medical bureaus and laboratories. The chairman may revoke the license of any compensation medical bureau or laboratory upon a finding certified to him by the medical society of the county in which such bureau or laboratory is located, or by a board designated by such medical society or otherwise, as provided under section thirteen-b, or by the medical appeals unit, that such bureau or laboratory has been guilty of professional or other misconduct, or of violation of the provisions of this chapter, or that the personnel of such bureau is not properly qualified under this chapter, or that the equipment of such bureau or laboratory is inadequate for the proper rendering of medical care.
The medical appeals unit may review the determination of such medical society or board, and on application of the compensation medical bureau or laboratory accused must do so, and may reopen the matter and receive further evidence. The decision and recommendation of the medical appeals unit shall be advisory to the chairman, and shall not be binding or conclusive upon him.
The medical appeals unit shall prescribe the rules of procedure governing the investigation, hearing and determination of all charges of professional or other misconduct under this section.
Nothing in this section shall be construed as limiting in any respect the power or duty of the chairman to investigate instances of misconduct, or violations of the provisions of this chapter, or violations of rules promulgated by the chairman under the provisions of this chapter, or failure to submit full and truthful medical reports directly to the chairman within the time limits provided under subdivision four of section thirteen-a of this chapter, either before or after investigation or hearing by a medical society or board, or review by the medical appeals unit as herein provided, and to temporarily suspend the license of any laboratory or medical bureau, or after a hearing to revoke the same.
Last modified: February 3, 2019