When a medical professional, whether it be a doctor, nurse, or physician’s office staff, is found to have been taking part in misconduct, there are serious consequences. The New York State Office of Medical Professionals will determine what penalties any medical professional may face who has been found to have committed fraudulent or unethical behavior in his or her practice.
Some of these consequences may include being removed from the staff of a hospital or practice, losing your license to practice medicine, paying fines of up to $10,000, up to 500 hours of community service determined by the Board of Medical Professionals, being ordered to fulfill education requirements, and the potential to limit what areas of medicine you can now practice in.
In addition, if any of the fraudulent behavior can be considered a criminal act, you will also have to face the repercussions associated with committing a crime. You may face extra fines and potential jail time, depending on the offense.
These are severe repercussions that can have a strong impact on your career, and possibly put an end to it. If you lost your job because of fraudulent or unethical behavior, it is possible that you will have a hard time finding work in your profession again, even if you do not lose your medical license.
In the event that you are investigated by the Office of Professional Medical Conduct after a complaint has been filed, you will require strong legal representation from an experienced medical defense attorney who can assist you in working towards keeping your medical license. Contact our firm today.
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