Medical professionals are held to a high moral standard, generally even higher than people in other professions. What a lot of people forget is that doctors and medical professionals are people too. They go out, they have a drink or two, and sometimes they make bad decisions. One of those bad decisions may involve drunk driving. Doctors of all people know the dangers of drunk driving and should be held responsible when they make a bad decision of this caliber. Not only are they going to be faced with driving while intoxicated charges that law enforcement will place upon them, they also have an added layer of discipline in the form of the Office of Professional Medical Conduct.
Substance abuse should not be taken lightly, especially considering the fact that medical professionals hold the delicate lives of others in their hands. If drug or alcohol abuse is a problem, the OPMC may launch an investigation into the wrongdoings of the medical professional. This can be a very serious situation that may even result in the revocation of your medical license. In the event that you develop a substance abuse issue but wish to continue practicing medicine, you should seek medical treatment or enter rehabilitation in order to have a better chance of keeping your medical license, as well as to improve your health. If you are a medical professional who may need experienced legal representation, contact an experienced medical law attorney who can assist you with your case and attempt to keep your license to practice.
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.