Can I Get My Medical License Restored in New York City?

If you are a medical professional, there is a very good chance that there are few things more important to you than helping people in their time of need. Unfortunately, there are times where even the best medical professionals make mistakes, and when this happens, there is a strong chance that they will lose their […]

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How Long Will I Have to Wait to Have My Medical License Restored?

Medical doctors go through years of education and training before they are allowed to practice medicine with the general public. Because of this, most doctors are incredibly serious about their practice and will consistently serve the public to the best of their ability. Unfortunately, there are times where medical professionals make mistakes or are accused […]

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What do I Have to do to Get my Medical License Restored in New York?

Patients trust their doctors to be upstanding doctors and citizens who do everything they can to treat them. However, these individuals are also human and are subject to making mistakes. When a mistake is severe, doctors may lose their medical license as a result. In the event of this, it is important to know that […]

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How Long do I Have to Wait Before I Can Get my Medical License Reinstated?

Medical professionals are responsible for conducting themselves both ethically and to the best of their ability. Fortunately, our country is home to some of the most competent, caring doctors in the world. However, sometimes medical professionals face charges of malpractice, which can be detrimental to their career. If you are a physician who had your […]

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How do I restore my medical license?

Doctors have worked hard to acquire their medical license. They have gone through years of schooling. This includes undergraduate courses in college and eventually medical school. Then they will complete a residency to acquire more hands-on experience and apply their skills. With all these years of education, they become highly intelligent. They become knowledgeable about […]

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NYC License Restoration

When a medical professional is accused of misconduct by the Office of Professional Medical Conduct, they are facing a very serious situation. The doctor or nurse must go through an investigation and a hearing, understanding that they are at risk of losing their license. This typically only happens in the worst case scenarios. Medical professionals who lose […]

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What should I know about being accused of medical fraud?

Being accused of medical fraud is one of the most serious offenses a physician can face. There are a number of different reasons for which a physician can be accused of medical fraud. The Board for Professional Medical Conduct will conduct an investigation if a complaint has been filed against you regarding fraud in medicine. Your […]

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What actions can the board take against a physician?

When there has been a complaint filed against a physician, an investigation will take place to determine whether there is any truth into that complaint. The physician will have to attend a hearing where the committee will assess the findings of the investigation. Then, the board can make an educated decision as to what the […]

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What issues do I have to address when trying to restore my license?

Losing a medical license can be detrimental for anyone working in the medical field. In some situations, the medical professional may be eligible to restore their licesnse. Applying to have your medical professional license restored is no easy feat if it has been revoked. The Office of Professional Medical Conduct is very stringent on restoring […]

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What is an example of a New York Doctor Having to Surrender a Medical License Due to Drug Use?

I have numerous clients who have had to surrender their license due to drug use. This is really unfortunate because it takes a long time to resolve and you’re out of business for a long time before you can get your license back. In some of these cases, the doctor was unable to really acquit […]

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What Happens When a New York Doctor has a Psychological Breakdown Due to a Medical License?

I have represented several physicians who have had psychological breakdowns and had to be hospitalized because they were deemed to be an imminent danger to himself or herself or somebody else. Obviously a doctor who has this happen to him or her is not exactly in shape to take care of patients. The state that […]

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What Happens When a Doctor is Physically Unable to Practice Medicine in New York?

When a doctor is physically incapable of practicing medicine, he can lose his license temporarily. I’ve had cases where the doctor lost his license in a state because he really was sick. He was sick for a long period of time and sick in such a way that he really was not capable of treating […]

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Successful Reinstatement of a New York Physician’s Medicial License after Substance Abuse Issues.

The purpose of this article is to educate physicians regarding the process of reinstating a medical license after surrendering it due to substance abuse.  Suffice it to say, the road to the restoration is longer than you think it will be.  What follows is the sequence of events in a case I just concluded. The […]

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Can a Doctor Get a New York Medical License Back if He or She is Convicted of a Sexual Crime?

If a doctor is convicted of a sexual crime, especially one involving one of his patients, they face one of the most difficult situations to try to restore the license. The conviction itself will cause the doctor’s license to be revoked. HHHe or she can apply to have it restored after three years. Trying to […]

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Department of Education Peer Committee Panel Recommends Medical License Restoration for a Physician

We represented a physician who surrendered his medical license some years earlier due to several complaints of inappropriate behavior with some of his patients. One of the matters resulted in a criminal conviction. The physician wanted to have his license reinstated and we assisted him in preparing the required paperwork for the application. This consisted […]

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What is the Role of OPD Regarding Your Medical License?

If you are a nurse, dentist, or other professional, other than a physician assistant or a physician, you are governed by the Department of Education and its investigative arm, the Office of Professional Discipline. The Office of Professional Discipline must investigate every complaint against a licensee. They may do so by interviewing your friends, coworkers […]

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What is OPMC’s Role in Your Medical License

The Office of Professional Medical Conduct is the investigative arm of the Department of Health. It controls physicians and physician assistants. If they investigate you, you have to take that very seriously. OPMC must investigate every complaint against the license, and they will do so by talking to the witnesses that come forward. They will […]

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Beware the Transferable Skills Analysis in NY

When you apply for long-term disability benefits, your insurance company may very well require you to participate in a Functional Capacity Examination (“FCE”), which includes a Transferable Skills Analysis (TSA). The TSA is an evaluation that is usually performed by a doctor, nurse or physical therapist. While the overall purpose of the FCE is to […]

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Be Careful How You Answer The Questions On The Form For Your Registration Renewal Of Your New York State Medical License

When you fill out your Registration Renewal form for your New York State medical license, read the questions very carefully. I have numerous cases where the physician answered some of the questions incorrectly. If that incorrect answer is discovered by The New York State Department of Health, the Office of Professional Conduct (OPMC), the office […]

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