Health Commissioner Could Order Physicians Charged With a Felony Who Present a Public Risk to Immediately Stop Practicing Medicine
Allows Commissioner to Get a Warrant, After Due Process, to Search Physician's Home and Office
Shortens Allotted Time to Produce Requested Documentation
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced he is advancing a 30-day budget amendment to crack down on physician misconduct. The legislation will authorize the Health Commissioner to order those charged with a felony related to their medical practice whose alleged conduct may present a public risk to immediately stop practicing medicine, and to obtain a warrant to search an accused physician's home, office and belongings. In addition, the legislation reduces the response time for supplying relevant documentation.