New York revokes license of psychiatrist Anastasia Kucharski
October 26, 2011
On September 16, 2011, the New York State Department of Health revoked the license of psychiatrist Anastasia Kucharski on the grounds that she was found guilty of improper professional conduct by the professional disciplinary agency of another state—conduct which, if committed in New York state, would constitute professional misconduct under the law of New York state.
On April 14, 2010, the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine revoked Kucharski’s right to renew her license. Kucharski’s license lapsed on July 28, 2005 and she was notified of this by Board staff on that day. The Board received Kucharski’s renewal application on August 31, 2005.
On or about December 8, 2005, the Board instructed Kucharski to a complete a “Lapsed License Application” if she wished to revive her license to practice medicine. The Board did not received Kucharski’s Lapsed License Application until March 4, 2008.
Kucharski thus practiced on a lapsed license from July 28, 2005 until early March 2008. The Board’s Order also states that Kucharski practiced medicine without malpractice insurance between over most of a seven-year period between 2000 and 2008 but that on her 2001 license renewal application she indicated that her malpractice insurance carrier was ProMutual.
Lastly, the Board charged Kucharski with fraud for answering “no” to questions regarding criminal arrest, charge, conviction, etc. on her 1992, 1995 and 2008 medical license renewal applications. She was convicted in 1991 for operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol, charged in 1994 with operating a motor vehicle with a revoked registration and operating an uninsured motor vehicle and charged in 2006 and 2007 with operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license, suspended registration and operating an uninsured vehicle (same charges, both instances).
Source: Determination and Order in the Matter of Anastasia Kucharski, M.D., CO-10-04-2681-A, BMPC #11-227, State of New York Department of Health and Final Decision and Order In the Matter of Anastasia Kucharski, M.D., Adjudicatory Case No. 2008-048 (RM-008-824), Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine.
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