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License Application Status | Education Credentials from Non-approved Programs | Practice Issues | Professional Misconduct and Discipline | General Customer Service

License Application Status

Find the status of your license application by checking our online license verifications; your name will be added immediately when your license number is issued. You may also contact:

For Medicine:

NY State Education Department
Office of the Professions
Division of Professional Licensing Services
Medicine Unit
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234-1000
518-474-3817, ext. 260 (voice)
518-402-2323 (fax)
opunit2@nysed.gov

For Registered Physician Assistant and Registered Specialist Assistant:

NY State Education Department
Office of the Professions
Division of Professional Licensing Services
RPA/RSA Unit
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234-1000
518-474-3817, ext. 260 (voice)
518-402-2323 (fax)
opunit2@nysed.gov

Please provide your name, social security number, date of birth, and the name of the profession in any correspondence.


Education Credentials from Non-approved Programs

If you have questions about acceptable documentation to verify education completed outside the U.S. or in non-approved programs, contact:

NY State Education Department
Office of the Professions
Bureau of Comparative Education
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234-1000
518-474-3817, ext. 300 (voice)
518-486-2966 (fax)
comped@nysed.gov


Practice Issues

For answers to questions concerning practice issues or continuing education requirements, contact:

NY State Education Department
Office of the Professions
State Board for Medicine
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234-1000
518-474-3817, ext. 560 (voice)
518-486-4846 (fax)
medbd@nysed.gov


Professional Misconduct and Discipline

Professional misconduct by licensed physicians, physician assistants, and specialist assistants is investigated and prosecuted by the Office of Professional Medical Conduct in the New York State Department of Health. Complaints of misconduct in these three professions should be made to the Office of Professional Medical Conduct External Link Icon, New York State Department of Health, 433 River Street, Suite 303, Troy, NY 12180-2299. You may call that office at 1-800-663-6114.


General Customer Service

Office of the Professions staff are available from 8:30 am to 4:45 pm, Eastern time, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

NY State Education Department
Office of the Professions
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234-1000
518-474-3817, ext. 570 (voice)
518-473-1426 (TDD/TTY)
518-474-1449 (fax)
op4info@nysed.gov

Last Updated: September 18, 2014