Professional Discipline and Licensing

The integrity of a healthcare practitioner’s license is paramount to their professional identity. Any claims of wrongdoing or disciplinary actions can have significant repercussions, jeopardizing their livelihood and reputation. At Garson & Jakub LLP, we recognize the significance of this issue and have therefore established a specialized practice area solely dedicated to Professional Discipline & Licensing matters. Our experienced attorneys are committed to fiercely defending our clients against such allegations, leaving no stone unturned in our pursuit of justice.

Garson & Jakub LLP’s Professional Discipline and Licensing team is committed to standing by the side of healthcare professionals in the face of Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC) and/or Office of Professional Discipline (OPD) investigations. Our team is fully equipped to provide guidance and assistance throughout the disciplinary process, including a thorough review of medical records, preparation for and participation in Investigator interviews, and strategic negotiation of Consent Orders.

In addition to our steadfast support during disciplinary investigations, our team is well-versed in handling a diverse range of defense-of-license matters. We advocate for physicians and healthcare providers facing allegations of gross negligence or incompetence, inappropriate behavior, billing fraud, substance abuse, and other related allegations. Trust us to skillfully represent your professional interests with unwavering dedication and unparalleled expertise.

Who We Represent

We cater to a diverse range of clients, including medical practitioners, medical practices, ambulatory surgery centers, laboratories, chiropractors, nurses, and other healthcare providers and businesses.

What We Handle

Our Professional Discipline & Licensing team comprises highly experienced attorneys who have in-depth knowledge of representing professionals before licensing committees. They extend their support to help professionals navigate through this stressful process with ease. Our team handles a variety of issues and allegations including, but not limited to, being convicted of a crime, engaging in gross incompetence or negligence, practicing while intoxicated, refusing to treat based on race, creed, color, or national origin, practicing outside professional boundaries, releasing confidential information without authorization, engaging in sexual misconduct, writing fraudulent prescriptions, performing unnecessary or unauthorized services, professional license denials, modification of discipline requests, and petitions for reinstatement of professional licenses.

How We Help

Garson & Jakub LLP boasts a longstanding track record of effectively collaborating with various licensing and disciplinary agencies in the tri-state region. These include but are not limited to the Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC), Office of Professional Discipline (OPD), the Justice Center, the Committee for Physician Health (CPH) under the Physician Health Program for New York State, and the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS).

  • Our team of attorneys excels in professional discipline and licensing matters, specifically defending individual hospital staff members, physicians, and hospital centers in investigations and disciplinary proceedings across all professional and governmental forums.
  • Our breadth of expertise extends to risk management advice and assistance, including developing and implementing corrective solutions as needed.
  • We pride ourselves on proactively identifying systemic issues and potential liabilities, and then establishing effective policies and protocols to ensure future compliance.
  • To promote education and awareness, we craft presentations for medical personnel, providing insights into legal and medical issues involved with daily practice.
  • Our clients have 24/7 on-call access to a partner with specialized experience in all aspects of healthcare law.
  • We represent all categories of healthcare providers in defense-of-license matters.