Healthcare Licensure Issues in New York City
Experienced team of attorneys works to protect your reputation
At Bernfeld, DeMatteo & Bernfeld, LLP, we have been helping healthcare professionals in license, application, revocation and sanction investigations and hearings as a team since 2001. We have appeared before the NYS Office of Professional Medical Conduct and the Department of Education's professional licensing division. Combined, our attorneys have 45 years of experience practicing law. We realize that licensure issues can affect everything you have worked for, and we are prepared to provide you with unrivaled legal service and support.
What we can do for you
While our firm has a reputation for delivering aggressive and effective representation to clients accused of white collar crimes and healthcare-related crimes, we are also skilled in helping New Yorkers remedy complex healthcare licensure issues. Specifically, our attorneys can assist you with the following matters:
- License application and revocation — To practice as a medical professional in New York, you are required to be licensed by the state. The process involves several requirements. If you previously had issues that may make applying for a license difficult, an attorney may be able to help. Additionally, you may have your medical license revoked in NYC for many reasons, including drug or alcohol abuse, fraud or conviction for a felony. If your license is revoked, you are required by law to wait three years until you can apply to have your license restored. In determining if your license should be restored, many factors will be considered, including the conduct that resulted in your license revocation, whether you are remorseful and the likelihood of your engaging in similar behavior in the future. Our lawyers understand the process of restoring a healthcare license and can protect your best interest every step of the way.
- Defense of licensure complaints — If a complaint is filed against you with the board, the board will assess the complaint. If the complaint is determined to be credible, you should seek counsel immediately. If your license is under review, the sooner you have an attorney to apprise you of your rights, obligations and potential defenses, the better your position.
- Impaired and recovering physicians and other healthcare practitioners — If you are a healthcare professional facing disciplinary action as a result of drug or alcohol abuse, our firm can stand by your side and provide you with reliable advice and guidance.
Consult with an experienced lawyer today
Bernfeld, DeMatteo & Bernfeld, LLP is proud to provide quality representation to healthcare professionals facing complex licensure issues. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, call us at 646-880-4689 or contact us online. We have flexible hours and are located near Grand Central Station and the United Nations headquarters.