Can I Appeal an OPMC Decision in New York?

Medical professionals are held to a high standard as they care for their patients. However, it is important to understand that they are still human and can make mistakes. When a medical professional acts negligently, they may be investigated by the Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC) for misconduct. The OPMC oversees physicians, nurses, and […]

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What Should a Nurse Facing Malpractice or Misconduct Allegations Do?

New York State is home to countless talented and dedicated nurses. As you know, becoming a nurse isn’t easy; it requires years of schooling, training, and hard work. For this very reason, we as New Yorkers are extremely fortunate to have some of the most talented nurses in the country working right here in our […]

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How Can I Appeal an OPMC Decision as a Physician in NYC?

As you know, if you are a medical professional, you are held to a high standard, and rightfully so–in many cases, people’s lives are in your hands. For this very reason, medical professionals have to attend medical school for years, and they have to truly prove their abilities before receiving their license to practice medicine. […]

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What to do if You Are a Physician Being Sued For Medical Malpractice

As a physician, it is your job to look after your patients’ best interests at all times. Your patients’ health and safety is your number one concern, so when a patient is harmed under your care, they very often feel betrayed and will, therefore, file a medical malpractice claim against you. However, you can fight […]

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Can a Physician’s Assistant be Sued for Medical Malpractice?

Medical malpractice is the most serious charge that can be brought upon anyone in the medical profession. This is why those being accused of malpractice will generally hire a knowledgeable attorney who knows how to defend medical professionals from untrue accusations. If you are a physician’s assistant and are being charged with medical malpractice, here […]

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What to do if you are a Psychologist Being Accused of Medical Malpractice

When people see a psychologist, it means they need somebody to talk to–somebody they can trust. As a psychologist, it is your duty to ensure you do all you can to help patients get to a place mentally where they no longer need your assistance to be a happy, productive member of society. Fortunately, most […]

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Can a Dentist be Charged With Medical Malpractice?

Dentists are trusted medical professionals, and when we visit them, we expect they will hold our dental health to the same standard as they would if they were treating a family member, or were themselves being treated. Fortunately, this is generally the case, and dentists are responsible for keeping patients healthy and their smiles clean […]

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Can a Physical Therapist be Sued for Medical Malpractice?

If you are a physical therapist, your clients trust you understand they are already severely injured, and will, therefore, take all the necessary precautions to ensure you do not hurt them further. If you are now facing a claim of medical malpractice, time is of the essence. Here are some of the questions you may […]

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What to do if you are a Pharmacist Being Charged With Medical Malpractice

Pharmacists make a living handling patient’s prescriptions. If you are a pharmacist, it is your job to ensure all medicine is being administered safely and appropriately. This is not an easy practice, and if you are facing a wrongful or unwarranted medical malpractice claim, it can put your life in shambles. If you are under […]

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How Does A Hearing About Your Health Care Provider License At The Department Of Education Work?

If you are a health care provider, a nurse, a chiropractor, a dentist, etc, all disciplinary hearings that could adversely affect your New York State license are held by the Department of Education, Office of Professional Discipline.  The Hearings in the New York City area are held at 1411 Broadway, 10th Floor, New York, New York […]

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Upstate NY Doctor Accused of Fraud and ID Theft

A few weeks ago, news broke that a doctor in Upstate New York was arrested after accusations of illegally obtaining drugs through fraudulent measures, one of which includes identity theft. The Drug Enforcement Agency’s investigation shows that the doctor wrote prescriptions for 23 patients. These prescriptions were filled in Florida and they were paid for […]

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What Kinds of Sanctions can the OPMC Hearing Committee Hand Down?

The sanctions range in severity including administrative warnings, censure, reprimand, suspension of license,probation, retraining or even revocation of the license. Please note that all of the above sanctions with the exception of an administrative warning will be posted under your name on the Department’s website. This is public information and, obviously, this posting might serious […]

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