The OPMC conducts an interview with the physician, giving the physician an opportunity to explain the situation being reviewed.
A committee comprised of two physicians and a lay person (all members of the Board for Professional Medical Conduct) can dismiss the case or can refer it for a Hearing.
A committee can also recommend that the physician’s license be suspended summarily if the physician poses an immediate risk.
Additionally, OPMC, while investigating a complaint can obtain medical and hospital records, interview other patients, employees or co-workers and gather any other data available to look into the activities of the physician in question.
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