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The Spodek Law Group is one of the most successful law firms in the USA. Our success comes from the fact we are attentive to details, and take a very pragmatic approach to each and every single case. Our clients turn to us for realistic advice – so they can make the appropriate decisions they need to make personally. Our goal is to make sure your case ends in a positive outcome, not only personally – but for your family as well.


New York Physician Assistant License Defense Lawyer

Every physician assistant (PA) must be aware of the menacing presence of the Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC) areas of inquiry. What can OPMC investigate about their PA free-time activities in their own homes? Unfortunately, OPMC says as licensed professionals how PAs conduct their lives is at all times within OPMC purview.

The Reach of the OPMC

The OPMC has extensive regulatory powers. The New York State Department of Health says, “OPMC investigates complaints about physicians, physician assistants and specialist assistants and monitors practitioners who are subject to Orders of the State Board for Professional Medical Conduct.” The OPMC is the agency that imposes professional discipline upon PAs for misconduct.

Misconduct, however, as aggressively but vaguely defined by OPMC can be any type of inaccurate report or application, a mere accusation of criminal misconduct, substance use, an inappropriate prescription, marital or family difficulties, psychological problems, financial indiscretion, and any “inappropriate” behavior, relationships, or Internet postings. Potential areas of OPMC inquiry are indeterminate.

Professional Life

Every PA is subject to constant scrutiny. OPMC investigates not only complaints of negligence or malpractice but also employment matters of discrimination, termination, co-worker relations, alleged sexual harassment, hostile work environments, and the like. The scrutiny extends to nonclinical areas of academic study, secondary employment, or to any conduct allegedly “immoral” or “inappropriate” even during voluntary service.

Personal and Family Life

Use of alcohol with “inappropriate” behavior with no effect on any patient might set off an OPMC investigation. Any use of illegal drugs or improper use of legal drugs also might be cause for license revocation. A charge of driving while intoxicated is a quick referral to the OPMC. Failure to pay alimony or child support on time, subjection to a restraining order, and complaints of harassment or stalking all have been subject matters of OPMC investigations and actions.

The electronic age has increased the scope of OPMC investigations to cover “inappropriate” e-mails, texting, social website postings, and blogs. Bankruptcy, delinquency judgments, and student loan defaults may be evidence of misconduct in OPMC eyes.

All Aspects of Life

Essentially, the OPMC may investigate all aspects of a PA’s life for misconduct calling for disciplinary action. If another state medical disciplinary authority revokes a PA license or imposes any other discipline, OPMC will consider the New York PA license for reciprocal treatment. Dual relationships with patients or their family members, what the OPMC sees as “boundary violations,” have been deemed professional misconduct.

Constitutional Concerns

The United States Constitution guarantees basic due process protections to all citizens; nevertheless, OPMC has denied PAs their most basic constitutional rights. The OPMC argues that as licensees PAs must be subject to ethical standards higher than those for citizens generally to satisfy public safety demands for expeditious and comprehensive review. Any governmental system with incomplete checks and balances can rationalize a maximal number of PA license suspensions and revocations as necessary for public safety. The State of New York should reconsider and revise its flawed investigatory and disciplinary procedures and aim to protect the public without unconstitutional tactics and results. Failure to correct such abuses will continue to deprive New York PAs of constitutional due process rights.

Denial of Right to Counsel

The OPMC position is that it need not adhere to state and federal law on the right to counsel. OPMC routinely fails to advise targeted PAs of their right to assistance from attorneys. OPMC investigators on receipt of complaints misinform physicians of their right and authority to interview practice staff immediately. At this point, experienced counsel should be present to protect the PA’s right against involuntary self-incrimination, yet OPMC purposefully denies PAs under investigation access to counsel in accord with their constitutional rights.

Another clearly-settled legal right is that, after notice of representation personally or through counsel, there should be no further OPMC direct contact with the represented party without counsel’s presence or knowledge and assent. Some OPMC offices insist that without correspondence signed by the disciplinary respondent investigators will continue direct contacts with additional questioning about the facts at issue.

Denial of Right to Speedy Trial

There is no statute of limitations on OPMC investigations. PAs face the threat of investigation and legal action for matters that occur decades ago. OPMC recently pursued a PA on charges of misconduct allegedly occurring 13 years previously. Fundamental fairness demands a set time period after which PAs need not fear prosecutions for acts or omissions in the remote past unfairly difficult to defend. Evidence disappears, witness memories fade, and witnesses themselves disappear, leaving the PA under investigation unable to recall for defense details of the course of patient care.

Moreover, as a matter of public policy there is no rationale for extending a physician’s exposure to administrative punishment beyond that to civil liability for medical malpractice. If a patient must pursue a right to legal redress within a specific period of time, there is no need to extend that period for disciplinary action against the treating PA.

Right to Discovery of Evidence

The OPMC may retrieve medical records from the office of the PA under investigation, from hospitals, or from previous medical employers without the PA’s knowledge or consent. If the hospital or former employer denies the PA access to the records, there remains no way for the PA to review the records before the fact-finding interview except by access to those obtained by the OPMC.

No PA can participate fairly in the OPMC fact-finding interview process without copies of pertinent medical records or a reasonable opportunity to review them well in advance of any fact-finding proceeding. The OPMC, however, provides the PA merely a supervised records review, severely limiting the right to review of the events in question. Some cases cover many days, even months, of care and treatment with patient charts hundreds of pages long with many diagnostic test results. Adequate review of such cases is impossible in a single short session. OPMC must provide every PA under investigation with a complete copy of all records to which the PA lacks independent access.

Right to an Impartial Hearing

There is an actual need for separation between OPMC and the administrative law judges who preside over medical disciplinary cases. In Troy as a case in point, the judges and the OPMC share office space in an environment that encourages ex parte communications. Such separation is a necessary confirmation of an independent and objective judiciary.

Additional administrative process reform measures should include

  • Promulgation of policies and procedures for assignment of judges and hearing panel members to particular cases.
  • Judicial authority to order pre-hearing and intra-hearing discovery.
  • Formal recognition of the fundamental OPMC obligation to produce exculpatory evidence.
  • Establishment of OPMC burden of proof by clear and convincing, not mere preponderance of, evidence.
  • A clear definition of “moral unfitness” * or removal of the term from the statute.


OPMC takes the position that the State of New York bestows upon the PA not an earned constitutional right but an official privilege to practice medicine subject to OPMC oversight into any area of professional or personal life. OPMC sanctions range from warnings to permanent license revocations.

Far too few PAs are aware of the gross inequities that would befall them as OPMC targets. Increased awareness may bring in increased involvement. With the support of organized medicine, physicians and PAs can make the OPMC process fair to both the complainants and respondents.

Charle Butler
Charle Butler
I was hesitant to hire the Spodek Law Group. I read reviews and knew they have a great reputation. However, I thought I would spend money and not see or speak to my attorney. From the beginning to end of my case Todd and the entire staff were available and willing to help. We worked towards and end result that was way above my expectation and Todd delivered. I am forever grateful for patience and long days and night spent working on my case. Thanks Todd and the entire team!
Mesonista parsons
Mesonista parsons
My attorney at Spodek was Abigail. She was very knowledgeable and helpful with all my questions and concerns, as well as responsive. Her fees are affordable and Abigail took the time to make sure I understood everything relating to my case. I highly recommend Abigail and will request her services in the future.
debabrata chakraborty
debabrata chakraborty
Todd A Spodek is the experienced and best criminal lawyer at USA. He is very professional and always respond on time. Alex also very cooperative and always help me. They took care me and my problem like family member. I am 100% satisfied for their professional service. My result was unexpected and amazing. They dismissed my case. I am really grateful to them. I will recommend you to go there if you want to solve your problem. I wish all the best for them.
Asata Hendricks
Asata Hendricks
Truly appreciate the work the guys did!. Exceptional team & I know they care about each and everyone of their clients. I am super thankful to be referred to Spodek Law Group and I am grateful Todd & Alex were able to work diligently to achieve an outcome I am pleased with. Despite COVID they stayed on top of things and kept me informed every step of the way. Very thankful.
Mike Moroff
Mike Moroff
I'm very satisfied with the services rendered by Todd, Alex and Mary Lou. I whole heartedly recommend Spodek Law Group . I've worked with and have retained other attorneys in the past with Todd's firm being the cream of the crop for many reasons. A very serious legal matter was resolved after a year's hard work and effort. Todd expertly guided me through the process and was able to navigate and make the good journey bearable as well as successful. Mary Lou initially provided excellent assistance before referring my case to Todd. Alex's support was effective and timely. The customer portal (MyCase) is an invaluable communication tool that also kept track of my case. Various aspects of my case were explained and there were several options provided but I made the final decision of how the case would be handled. The legal fee was reasonable considering the effort and amount of work plus it was a flat fee regardless of the length of time required to conclude my case. Todd made himself available to me and we had many scheduled meetings to go over the progress and to discuss the next steps. I felt more confident after many discussions with him. You will not go wrong choosing Spodek Law Group for legal matters.
Josh Katz
Josh Katz
Being that it was the first time that I was in need of an attorney, I was afraid and hesitant and knew I needed the absolute best. It is beyond understood why Spodek Law Group has a reputation of being the top, if not the best law firm in New York. Alex and Abigail were there every step of the way even at the most unconvenient hours. I could not have asked for more. They are extremely good at what they do and they delivered much much more than just winning my case. A big thank you to Alex and Abigail for all the guidance and counseling and their upmost loyal support that extended far more than just legally. If you need the absolute best than don't hesitate to hire Spodek Law Firm.
I cannot tell you how thankful I am to Todd and Alex for their hard work and dedication to my case. I had never been in any trouble before but I had an unfortunate event occur and in the midst of COVID-19 at that therefore I knew I needed a team that was dedicated to my success. Today- my case has been finalized and I’m walking away with no record and can continue life as a mother and a Grad student worry free. I cannot express enough gratitude for their assistance.
AnnMarie Soliman
AnnMarie Soliman
I received a summons and called Spodek law group for a free consultation. Alex took my call and was very quick and responsive. He was available anytime through multiple platforms and very reassuring when needed. They are extremely organized and thorough. They got my case dismissed! I’m very grateful. Thank you Alex and Todd!



Spodek Law Group have offered me excellent support and advice thru a very difficult time. I feel I've dealt with someone who truly cares and wants the best outcome for you and yours. I'm extremely grateful for all the help Spodek Law Group has offered me. I can't recommend them enough.

~ David Bruce

Spodek Law Group was incredibly professional and has given me the best advice I could wish for. They had been helpful and empathetic to my stressful situation. Would highly recommend Spodek Law Group to anyone I meet.

~ Rowlin Garcia

Best service I ever had. Todd is absolutely class personified. You are in the safest hands with spodek. They have their clients interest in mind.

~ Francis Anim

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"Spodek Law Group was incredibly professional and has given me the best advice I could wish for. They had been helpful and empathetic to my stressful situation. Would highly recommend Spodek Law Group to anyone I meet."

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