Cohen Compagni Beckman Appler & Knoll, PLLC (CCBLaw) attorneys are experienced in representing New York professionals in the investigatory and disciplinary process. An investigation by the New York Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC), in the case of physicians and physician assistants, or the New York Education Department Office of Professional Discipline (OPD), in the case of other licensed professionals, can be one of the most stressful events that a professional may experience. We have extensive experience with these circumstances and are with our clients throughout every phase of the process.
We have represented professionals in countless investigations and administrative hearings. If discipline is inevitable, we are experienced in negotiating the most favorable terms with prosecutors representing OPD or the Board for Professional Medical Conduct (BPMC). Also, our representation does not end with discipline. We know the effects a discipline will have with third party payors and will continue to represent our clients in minimizing the collateral damage caused by such a discipline. We are proud that our clients remain with us for years afterward and can report that the majority have returned to full and rewarding careers following a discipline by BPMC or OPD.
We are also experienced in representing physicians and other healthcare professionals facing investigations and possible medical privilege actions brought by hospitals. Our attorneys have negotiated favorable resolutions of disputes with hospital administration and Medical Executive Committees (MEC) and have represented physicians at Fair Hearings and in appellate review. There are strict timetables and limited rights involved in hospital disputes, so we believe it is essential to consult with counsel early in the process.
An Experienced Team Committed to Our Clients CCBLaw attorneys are committed to providing personalized attention to our clients in the area of professional license defense. Based in Central New York, our attorneys travel to clients’ offices and facilities and to State offices throughout New York State. We are proud of our ongoing relationships with clients and welcome the opportunity to address the professional license defense of new clients as well.