How Long Will I Have to Wait to Have My Medical License Restored?

Medical doctors go through years of education and training before they are allowed to practice medicine with the general public. Because of this, most doctors are incredibly serious about their practice and will consistently serve the public to the best of their ability. Unfortunately, there are times where medical professionals make mistakes or are accused of making mistakes, and when this happens, there is a very good chance that they will lose their medical license as a result of an investigation conducted by the OPMC. If you are someone who was convicted of medical malpractice or misconduct and you lost your medical license as a result, there is a very good chance that you are now wondering if, and when, you may have your medical license restored. Though this is not always easy, our firm is here to help. Read on and reach out to our experienced New York City medical defense attorney to learn more about how we can assist you through every step of the legal process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:

When can I have my medical license restored?

If you have had your medical license revoked, you will have to wait a certain period of time before you are eligible for consideration for restoration. Generally, you will have to wait a few years. However, after three years, you can submit an application to the Board of Regents regarding the potential restoration of your medical license. This application comes with a $750 check to the State Education Department. Our firm can review your application to help ensure that all of the necessary provisions are included to maximize your chances of having your license reinstated. We will have to include a statement regarding your remorse for your mistake, as well as proof that you corrected the matter to ensure it never happens again, and proof of reeducation on the latest medical developments. You should also consider participating in volunteer work and the Continued Medical Education program.

What is a license restoration hearing?

Once you submit your application, the Board of Regents will determine whether they will reinstate your license. You will attend a hearing, wherein the Board will ask you questions about your act of malpractice to determine whether you truly deserve another shot at practicing medicine. You must clarify why you deserve your medical license to be reinstated, as well as how you will work to ensure that you never make the same mistake again. Our firm can guide you through every step of the process–all you have to do is give us a call.

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.