Any time a medical professional receives a letter accusing them of some form of misconduct from the Office of Professional Medical Conduct, they will have to go through an investigation and a hearing. In some cases, the medical professional may even have his or her license revoked. This often brings up the question: will I ever be able to restore my medical license and practice again?
In some cases, medical licenses are permanently revoked and the individual will never be able to practice medicine again. In other cases, medical professionals are allowed to pursue license restoration three years after it was initially revoked. The process of applying for a medical license restoration is complicated, simply because the state views being able to practice medicine as a privilege, not a right.
In addition to submitting the application for license restoration, individuals must also include a check made out to the New York State Education Department for $750. Of course, it is important to be aware that just because someone submits an application to restore his or her license, it is not a guarantee. The individual will then have to prove to the Board of Regents that they should have their license restored. The Board wants to make sure the individual will not repeat the incident that initially got their license revoked.
If you need help restoring a license, contact our firm today.
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.