The Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC) is a New York State Department of Health agency that receives complaints from patients, family members or friends of patients, health care workers, hospitals, medical societies, government agencies and other agencies.
After receiving a complaint, the OPMC conducts an investigation. If the complaint seems to be of some substance OPMC will ask the physician to attend an interview to explain the situation.
If after the interview OPMC feels misconduct has occurred it will bring formal charges against the physician and require the doctor to defend him/herself at a Hearing.
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