Who makes up the state board for professional medical conduct?

When a medical professional receives a complaint from the Office of Professional Medical Conduct, they are faced with an uncertain future. Once a complaint is received, the OPMC will conduct an investigation into the accusations. Then, the results of the investigation will be presented in a trial to a board of individuals that will determine […]

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What is the role of the OPMC?

One question that is often asked is regarding what the role of the Office of Professional Medical Conduct is. A common source of confusion that lies within the public’s perception of the OPMC is that it handles medical malpractice issues. This is not the case. The role of the Office of Professional Conduct is to […]

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NY Pharmacist Guilty of Selling $9 Million in Pills

Headlines broke today about an 83-year-old pharmacist from Rockland County, New York who pleaded guilty to a massive scheme selling illegal prescription drugs between March 2014 through July 2016. Throughout the course of the illegal sales of more than 5 million Butalbital pills, the doctor pocketed $9 million. However, with his guilty plea today, he […]

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What is there to know about OPMC investigations?

The Office of Professional Medical Conduct is the organization responsible for making sure that medical professionals are practicing within the appropriate standard of care. If a complaint is made against a medical professional, the OPMC will conduct an investigation into the truth behind that complaint. If you get a letter from the OPMC stating that […]

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Can I appeal my OPMC decision?

If you have¬†been investigated by the Office of Professional Medical Conduct for violating the standards that medical professionals are held to, you may be facing a license suspension or total revocation. This can completely devastate a medical professional’s¬†career and bring it to a screeching halt. If the Office of Professional Medical Conduct feels as though […]

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School-Based Health Center Requirements

All high-need schools within New York State are required to have both primary health care services and mental health care services located within the school. These health centers must consist of, at a minimum, a nurse practitioner or physician assistant, a mental health professional, a physician, and a health assistant. These school-based health¬†centers must be […]

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What should I do if my surgeries are questioned by the OPMC?

One of the most stressful things for a medical professional to face is when they learn they are being investigated by the Office of Professional Medical Conduct. Sometimes, medical professionals may be questioned about the reasons they performed certain surgeries. If a complaint is filed that accuses a doctor of performing unnecessary surgeries or procedures […]

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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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Medical Professionals With Substance Abuse Issues

Millions of Americans suffer from substance abuse issues and for a good portion of those people, the hardest step is admitting they have a problem in the first place, which is completely understandable. One group of people who may suffer from substance abuse issues is medical professionals, including doctors, nurses, and office staff. These medical […]

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Veterinarians and the OPD

One question that a lot of people have is whether they can file a complaint against a doctor with the Office of Professional Discipline if that doctor is a Veterinarian. Veterinarians can be investigated by the Office of Professional Discipline for professional misconduct in the same way that a doctor for humans can. If someone […]

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Can the public see when a complaint has been filed against me?

If a person believes their doctor, nurse, or other medical professional has conducted a wrongdoing of some type, they may file a complaint against them with the Office of Professional Medical Conduct. These complaints can result in an investigation into those claims and ultimately may be the reason for which a medical professional loses their […]

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OPD Interviews

When somebody files a complaint against a medical professional in New York State, both the person who made the complaint and the medical professional who has been complained about will be interviewed. In addition, the Office of Professional Discipline will also have to conduct interviews with the coworkers, peers, patients, and others who have contact […]

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Penalties for professional misconduct in NYS

When a medical professional, whether it be a doctor, nurse, or physician’s office staff, is found to have been taking part in misconduct, there are serious consequences. The New York State Office of Medical Professionals will determine what penalties any medical professional may face who has been found to have committed fraudulent or unethical behavior […]

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Can future patients view OPMC complaints against me?

A physician who has been issued¬†a complaint against them with the Office of Professional Medical Conduct will face serious consequences. Depending on the offense, they may actually lose their license. However, in the event that a physician doesn’t lose their license or they are able to restore their medical license, it will be a difficult¬†road […]

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