New York Optometrist License Defense Lawyers
The Professional Medical Conduct Health Office of the New York State Department issues disciplinary sanctions after investigation and trial can have grave consequences for the optometrist including censure, loss of medical license, letter or reprimand, and probation.
Health Care Law Associates has optometrist medical license defense lawyers dedicated to representing optometrists in disciplinary proceedings and investigations started by the OPMC (Office of the Professional Medical Conduct) which is a branch of the health department of New York State.
Our firm offers experienced legal representation to optometrists and other medical professionals involved in claims concerning professional negligence in New York. We are widely known as the region’s foremost professional negligence and health care defense firms. This is a reputation we earned by obtaining regular favorable settlements and dismissals for our clients.
Led by routinely recognized partners for their outstanding high-quality legal representation and most of our partners are named to the New York Super attorneys each year from 2007. Our knowledgeable and experienced team of advocated provides, to those accused of optometric malpractice, cost efficient services.
Our broad representation includes a full understanding of all the possible issues that can affect optometric negligence cases like:
• The influence of the national health care law and such legislations like the Health Insurance Accountability and Portability Act on Optometrists.
• The requirements imposed on optometrists by the New York state Optometrists Association as well as the New York State Office of Professions.
• The differing and the distinction of the terminologies that exist between chiropractic and medical sciences.
• An understanding of the ways that optometrists performs their medical eye services.
As far as the license of an optometrist is in danger, here are some of the most important work we can do for you. There are sweeping claims against optometrists by the OPMC, but many of the issues are not far from the following.
If you have your optometric medical license revoked, you will wait for three years before re-applying to have the license restored back to you. Besides sending an application together with a sum of $750 you will be required to send other supporting documents to the state education department. This is never an easy application. A proper understanding of the Board Regents is crucial even before you commence on the entire application process. The license will only be restored back to you when the board finds a convincing and compelling reason to grant your request when they compare it with the misconduct that caused your license revocation.
It is central to understand that to be issued your optometrist medical license is not a citizen right but a privilege that the state can choose to deny or permit. This privilege can be earned and in this particular scenario you have an uphill task to perform to give the board all the reasons possible to convince them to have your license restored.
The board will keenly look at all the aspects that surround your situation before judging whether to reinstate your license or not. They will carefully evaluate whether you are genuinely remorseful about the behavior that led to the revocation of your license. Note that pointing fingers to the state that it was wrong about revoking your license is never a good foot to start with. You had a chance and argued your case before and lost to their decision.
The board will also judge whether the behavior will occur again. This is mostly done when the cause of license revocation was either sexual misconduct or substance abuse. The board at all times will have patient protection in mind. You will try to convince them that you will never commit the same types of mistakes and actions that landed you into trouble. To determine this, the board will ascertain rehabilitation efforts to be assured that you will not cause any risk to the public if your license is restored.
Additionally, you will have to convince the board that you have now attained the sufficient competence of practicing as an optometric provider. You will provide evidence that you have been keeping up with the current optometric thinking to prove your ability. You will also demonstrate that you have been learning in all that period that you were without your license. This, however, cannot be done by enrolling in some optometric courses few months before submitting your courses.
You have a burden to prove convincingly to the board that your license should be restored. Adequate preparation is mandatory if you are to win this case. You will submit a supporting affidavit from five people who understand the circumstances of your license being revoked and are willing to attest to the board that your behavior has changed ever since. Three of them must be licensed in your profession. This is to say, you must plan for the restoration of your optometric license almost immediately after revocation to increase your chances of success. Provide evidence that you are serious and that you have corrected your mistakes. The board must feel confident that you will not indulge in the conduct that gave you problems.
We represent optometrists and other medical professionals in matters concerning license defense actions before other professional disciplinary including the (OPMC) Office of the Professionals Medical Conduct. We also represent hospitals and other health clinics deficiency issued statements issued by the Department of Health in the New York State. We represent optometrists and other professionals in proceedings before the Education Department in New York State.
Feel free to contact us to schedule a consultation with our trusted New York optometrist license defense lawyers.