Office of Professional Discipline / Office of Professional Medical Conduct

Since the founding of the firm in 1961, Jacobson Goldberg & Kulb LLP has represented pharmacies, physicians, dentists and all health professionals in professional discipline matters. Amy T. Kulb began her career as a prosecuting attorney with the Office of Professional Discipline (OPD). Since joining the firm in 1986, she has concentrated her practice on the defense of professional discipline and professional medical conduct matters. She frequently lectures to professional groups on current issues in professional discipline, the collateral consequences of professional discipline and criminal convictions, dental risk management and ethics/ jurisprudence and pharmacy law.

Our firm represents physicians and physician assistants, pharmacists, dentists, podiatrists, chiropractors, therapists and nurses in all OPD and Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC) matters. From the inception of an investigation, we utilize our decades of experience to analyze the case and plan the most effective defense strategy, with careful consideration given to all the potential collateral consequences, such as Medicaid and Medicare participation, and to pre-screen proposed settlements to determine and minimize the impact upon other professional privileges.

Our Firm regularly appears in all phases of OPD and OPMC investigations and prosecutions, including:

  • Responding to requests for records, review of records and engagement of consultants to review records.
  • Responding to requests for investigative interviews and client preparation and representation at interviews at OPD and OPMC.
  • Preparation for and attendance at OPD informal settlement conferences in all professions.
  • All phases of professional discipline hearings with all professional state boards at OPD and OPMC.
  • Regents Review Committee and OPMC direct referral hearings for criminal convictions and out-of-state disciplinary determinations.
  • Post-hearing submissions and Administrative Review Board Appeals at OPMC.
  • Article 78 proceedings to review penalty determinations, and penalty reconsideration and penalty modification requests to OPD and OPMC post determination.
  • License restoration proceedings in all phases from application through the Board of Regents.
  • NYS license applications and pre-licensure moral character investigations and hearings in all professions.

It has consistently been our firm’s experience that clients are best served in OPD/OPMC matters by retaining experienced counsel upon their first contact by OPD/OPMC. We welcome client consultations on these matters. Ms. Kulb can be reached at our firm at 516-222-2330 or [email protected].