Medical License Defense for Doctors

Medicine is the livelihood of doctors. Losing your ability to practice due to a criminal charge or accusation can be devastating to your reputation or career, even if found not guilty in a criminal matter. We understand this at Hark & Hark and are committed to helping doctors deal with the personal, criminal and professional issues related to your professional licenses and the potential suspension or revocation of that license.

Possible reasons for a medical license revocation

A state can revoke a physician’s license if it was improperly issued.
Revocation is also justified in instances where the license holder has been guilty of improper or unlawful conduct.
A medical license may also be revoked for the following:

  • Professional incompetence
  • Bad character, immorality
  • Professional misconduct, dishonorable conduct
  • Conviction of criminal offense
  • Illegally dispensing prescription drugs
  • Filing False Claims
  • Conspiracy
  • Insurance Fraud

Our firm has extensive experience dealing with Licensing Boards and the hearings associated with professional license defense stemming from charges like the ones listed above. We handle all types of professional licensing issues that stem from criminal charges. Just let us know what you have been charged with.

Are you in danger of losing your medical license?
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Medical License Defense Resources

Health-Related Boards - New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs

Principles of Medical Ethics


The medical profession has long subscribed to a body of ethical statements developed primarily for the benefit of the patient. As a member of this profession, a physician must recognize responsibility to patients first and foremost, as well as to society, to other health professionals, and to self. The following Principles adopted by the American Medical Association are not laws, but standards of conduct which define the essentials of honorable behavior for the physician.

Principles of medical ethics

I. A physician shall be dedicated to providing competent medical care, with compassion and respect for human dignity and rights.

II. A physician shall uphold the standards of professionalism, be honest in all professional interactions, and strive to report physicians deficient in character or competence, or engaging in fraud or deception, to appropriate entities.

III. A physician shall respect the law and also recognize a responsibility to seek changes in those requirements which are contrary to the best interests of the patient.

IV. A physician shall respect the rights of patients, colleagues, and other health professionals, and shall safeguard patient confidences and privacy within the constraints of the law.

V. A physician shall continue to study, apply, and advance scientific knowledge, maintain a commitment to medical education, make relevant information available to patients, colleagues, and the public, obtain consultation, and use the talents of other health professionals when indicated.

VI. A physician shall, in the provision of appropriate patient care, except in emergencies, be free to choose whom to serve, with whom to associate, and the environment in which to provide medical care.

VII. A physician shall recognize a responsibility to participate in activities contributing to the improvement of the community and the betterment of public health.

VIII. A physician shall, while caring for a patient, regard responsibility to the patient as paramount.

IX. A physician shall support access to medical care for all people.

Adopted June 1957; revised June 1980; revised June 2001.

If you are a physician licensed to practice medicine in New Jersey and receive communication regarding an alleged violation or if you are under criminal investigation, you need an experienced New Jersey medical license defense attorney to represent you. Immediately call our office or let us know what you have been charged with here to schedule a consultation before making any statements or answering any questions. We will explain your options and advise you on the best course of action to take.