Doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals are trained for years to achieve these careers. Not only are these professionals required to know all of the necessary medical knowledge so they can do their jobs, they also need to have a deep understanding of the ethics side of things. If a doctor or nurse is not adhering to the rules of conduct that have been put in place by the Office of Professional Medical Conduct, they may find themselves in serious trouble and even have their medical license revoked forever.
The mission of the Office of Professional Medical Conduct is to ensure that that the Board that is chosen to handle all instances of medical professional misconduct is meeting their standards. Some of the specific roles that the Office of Professional Medical Conduct must be sure to execute include the following:
- Investigate any and all complaints submitted about medical professionals
- Prosecute those who have been formally charged with misconduct. This is done with the help of legal counsel.
- Monitor all physicians who have been placed on probation from practicing by the Board of Regents as well as those who have had their medical licenses restored after it has been surrendered temporarily.
- Monitors the Committee for Physician Health, which exists to help impaired physicians find treatment so they may be able to safely practice in the future.
- Provides the medical professional community with education on misconduct and how it can be avoided
While these are just a few of many of the OPMC’s duties, it is important to have an understanding that if you are in trouble, they hold your future in their hands. If you have received a letter of complaint from the OPMC, contact our firm today.
When a medical professional is accused of misconduct, it is essential that they retain strong legal representation. 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.