The New York State Department of Health and the New York State Department of Education currently include information on their respective websites that enable consumers to research the background of their physicians and other health care practioners. This includes information about the practioner’s educational background and training, special hospital affiliations, practice information and disciplinary actions.
The Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC) is responsible for investigating complaints about physicians, physician assistants and specialist assistants in New York. The Office also monitors practitioners who have been placed on probation.
The Office serves as staff to the Board for Professional Medical Conduct, which is comprised of some 200 physicians and lay members. Board members are responsible for the adjudication of cases and for developing direction and policy regarding medical conduct issues.
Consumers who are interested in learning more about provider conduct, including complaints and disciplinary actions, can contact the Office at: NYS Department of Health, OPMC, 433 River Street, Suite 303, Troy, NY 12180.