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Fred F. Hafezi, M.D. is currently listed on the DWC QME database as a spine specialist with offices in Azusa and Ontario California. The Medical Board of California reflects that he holds Physicians and Surgeons certificate G19337 originally issued in October 1970. The Board records reflect that he is certified in Orthopedic Surgery.

Medical Board records also reflect that on June 25, 2013 the office of the Attorney General of California filed an Accusation against Dr. Hafezi asking that the Board revoke or suspend his Physician and Surgeon’s Certificate,

In support of this request, the Accusation alleged that “on April 25, 2013, in the case of The People of the State of California v. Farhad Fred Hafezi, Los Angeles County Superior Court case number KA090841, Respondent (Hafezi) was ordered, as part of his sentence, to register as a sex offender pursuant to the provisions of Penal Code section 290. As a result of his being ordered to register as a sex offender, Respondent’s Physician’s and Surgeons’ Certificate No. 019337 is subject to mandatory revocation pursuant to the provisions of Business and Professions Code Section 2232.”

The Accusation continues to allege the circumstances of the criminal prosecution. “Respondent was charged with several counts of oral copulation, contact with a minor with intent to commit a sexual offense, unlawful sexual intercourse with a person under the age of 18, all violations of the Penal Code. On April 1, 2011, Respondent did an “open plea” and pled nolo contendere to all 4 counts. Then on May 26, 2011, Respondent withdrew his plea of guilty. On April 5, 2013, the court denied Respondent’s motion to withdraw his guilty plea. As a result of his plea, he now stands convicted of several counts of oral copulation and a count of unlawful sexual intercourse with a person under 18. Respondent was sentenced on May 23, 2013. Imposition of sentence was suspended, and Respondent was placed on formal probation for 36 months, ordered to serve 180 days in the Los Angeles County Jail and required to register as a sex offender pursuant to Penal Code section 290. Respondent is currently out of jail as he was given credit for time served for his county jail sentence.”

On August 6, 2013, while being represented in the Matter of the Accusation by the Law Offices of Richard A. Moss, Hafezi and his attorney signed a Stipulation for Restricted Practice. The purpose of the Stipulation was to restrict his Physicians and Surgeons certificate pursuant to Government Code section 11529.

Pursuant to the Stipulation, on August 16, Hafezi was ordered to “cease performing any activity for which a license as a physician is required in the State o! California with the sole and singular exception he may complete reports on patients seen as workers compensation referrals who were referred to him prior to the date of endorsement of this Stipulation by the administrative law judge.”

It is further stipulated and agreed that the Stipulation would be posted on the Boards website as a public document. The Stipulation is to remain in effect until completion of the administrative proceedings against him, and the issuance of a final decision of the Medical Board thereon.

A Medical Board “Action Report” dated July 1997 reflects prior discipline for Dr. Hafezi based upon Business and Professions Code §2234(b)(c)(d) “Negligent and incompetent treatment of a patient with a back injury.”