What is the Effect of a DUI Conviction Regarding My Medical License?

If you plead guilty to a felony or a misdemeanor you will certainly receive a letter from OPMC and the only issue will be what level of punishment will be handed to you.  The most usual sanction is a Censure and Reprimand which is then posted on the OPMC website. Also, you will have to reveal the sanction to hospitals, insurance companies and almost any other professional entity that you apply to.  This is not only embarrassing but it may cause your application to be rejected.  Of course, if you have a string of drunk driving convictions you might lose your license or have to go into intensive therapy with random urine testing for perhaps five years. Do not drink and drive!

This informational blog post was brought to you by Paul E. Walker, an experienced New York City OPMC & OPD Lawyer.