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 medical license revoked, you are most likely doing anything in your power to get it back. Fortunately, with the help of an experienced attorney, you may be able to do just that. Please read on to learn more about your legal options going forward:

How do I apply for restoration?

If you’ve recently had your license revoked, you may not be able to have your license reinstated immediately. Generally, you will have to wait a few years before you can try to get your license reinstated. After the three-year mark, you may submit an application to the Board of Regents, along with a $750 check to the State Education Department.

You must have an attorney review your application before submission, as there are several important details you must include. For example, you will have to prove you feel true remorse for your actions, that you have done what you can to rehabilitate and correct your ways, and that you have done everything in your power to reeducate yourself on all the latest medical developments. Generally, it is best to do some volunteer work and participate in the Continued Medical Education program and provide proof of your attendance.

What happens at a license restoration hearing?

Once you submit your application, the Board will determine whether you deserve to have your license reinstated. You will generally have to attend a hearing, where you will be asked a series of questions regarding the incident that warranted your license revocation. Essentially, the courts will want to know why you think you deserve a license reinstatement, and what you would do, should they decide to reinstate your license. It is very important that you express true contrition, as you will not be granted a medical license if the courts believe you will abuse your power as a physician.

Ultimately, the most important thing you can do is hire a seasoned medical malpractice attorney who has a successful track record in helping medical professionals have the licenses reinstated.

Contact our experienced New York City firm

When a medical professional is accused of misconduct, they must retain strong legal representation. If you require a medical law attorney for your legal matters, call Paul E. Walker, an experienced New York City OPMC & OPD Lawyer. Please contact the Walker Medical Law firm to set up a free initial consultation.