The New York State Department of Health, Office of Professional Medical Conduct (“OPMC” for short), is responsible for investigating complaints against and disciplining doctors, physician’s assistants, and unlicensed and licensed medical residents.

The New York State Department of Education, Office of Professional Discipline (“OPD” for short), is responsible for investigating and disciplining health care professionals such as dentists, mental health practitioners, nurses, optometrists, pharmacists, podiatrists, psychologists, veterinarians, acupuncturists, applied behavioral analysts, athletic trainers, audiologists, chiropractors, clinical laboratory technicians, dietitians and nutritionists, massage therapists, medical physicists, midwives, occupational therapists, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, social workers, and speech-language pathologists.

A professional may also be investigated and prosecuted in certain circumstances by the local or state law enforcement such as a District Attorney, the New York State Attorney General’s Office, or New York State Justice Center.