If you go to an interview with OPMC or OPD, this is the place where you want the case to end. You have to be prepared to explain yourself as to what the issues are, why you did what you did, or why you didn’t do what someone else says you should have done. Also, when you go there, you have to be prepared and understand that you cannot defend the indefensible.
At the interview will be an experienced investigator and a physician who probably has 30-35 years experience. You cannot just go there and tell stories in the face of these people and expect them to believe it, if those stories are not believable. At some point, sometimes, you have to say, “On reflection, I wish I hadn’t done that, and I’ve taken the necessary steps so that this never happens again.” That way, you can admit that you did something wrong, that you’ve taken steps, after you recognized it, to correct the problem, and it will not happen again. If you just go in there and lie to them, you are going to be charged with misconduct for sure. This is a very sensitive thing, and this is where you want the process to end.
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