Can I Get My Medical License Restored After It Is Revoked?

It may be an unfortunate day when you receive a notice from the New York Department of Health’s Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC) or Office of Professional Discipline (OPD) that orders your medical license to be revoked. But you must not give up on your medical professional career yet. Rather, you must make the effort to rectify the situation in due time. Read on to discover whether you can get your medical license restored after it is revoked and how a seasoned New York medical license restoration lawyer at Walker Medical Law can walk you down the right path toward success.

Under what circumstances can I get my medical license restored after it is revoked?

The OPMC or OPD may have had a reason behind revoking your license instead of suspending it. That is, they may be under the belief that your medical malpractice incident was so severe that it required you to be permanently barred from practicing. However, you may still make efforts toward getting it restored. Examples are as follows:

  • You may make an effort to pay off certain fines, if applicable.
  • You may make an effort to complete certain drug screenings, if applicable.
  • You may make an effort to obtain a certain insurance, if applicable.

How can I start the restoration process?

You must understand that if your medical license is suspended, your privilege to practice medicine in New York State may only be temporarily taken away. And after a period of anywhere between one week to one year, your license may be automatically restored.

On the other hand, if your medical license is revoked, your privileges may be stripped from you indefinitely. This means that you must take the lead in requesting that the OPMC or OPD have it restored. You may do so by taking the following steps with your application:

  1. Offer a statement that shows your remorse for the medical malpractice incident that caused your medical license revocation in the first place.
  2. Provide proof that shows that you corrected the medical malpractice incident that caused your revocation.
  3. Provide proof that shows your commitment to never participating in a medical malpractice incident like the one that caused your revocation.
  4. Provide proof that shows you continued to stay up-to-date on the latest medical developments during your revocation.
  5. Provide proof that you continue to participate in volunteer work at the Continue Medical Education program during your revocation.
  6. Submit your application to the Board of Regents, alongside a $750 check made out to the State Education Department.

It is worth mentioning that you cannot kickstart this process until a full three years have passed since your medical license was first revoked. So once the appropriate amount of time has passed, you must take the initiative and reach out to one of the competent OPMC/OPD misconduct defense lawyers at your earliest possible convenience. Our team at Walker Medical Law will be happy to serve you.