June 12, 2014
The Medical Society for the State of New York has issued a preventative alert to the medical community that the Office for Professional Medical Conduct will proactively be reviewing physician profiles and initiating licensure proceedings against those who do not have an up to date profile.  

Why is this reportable news?  Well, because having OPMC or OPD look at you for any reason is not advisable.  Once targeted, licensure may review your current status and activity as broadly as they wish to increase the scope, and hold you accountable for a host of activity that otherwise would not have surfaced.  So, failing to update your profile may result you in you being unnecessarily targeted, which we do not want to see.

Updating your profile is very easy and will take less than 5-10 minutes - and you can do it from your iPad.  Take the following steps:
  • Log in to your Health Commerce System (HCS) account at:  https://commerce.health.state.ny.us and click on the Physician Profile Survey icon to review and update your profile information.  
  • Don't trust the man in the machine?  Print your profile by accessing the New York State Physician Profile web site, make changes on the printout and either fax it to 917-228-8700 or mail it to NY State Department of Health, PO Box 5007, New York, NY 10274-5007
  • Make sure to update your profile within 6 months prior to the expiration date of your registration period.
http://www.nydoctorprofile.com/ is also the site where you can check on your med school acquaintances licensed in NY without facebook and see what they are up to.  

Healthcare Newsletter, Provided by: Jennifer Kirschenbaum, Esq.

516 747-6700 x. 302, Jennifer@Kirschenbaumesq.com

Kirschenbaum & Kirschenbaum, P.C.