Department of Health

Office of Professional Medical Conduct: Complaints and Investigations Process (Follow-Up Report)

The Department of Health’s Office of Professional Medical Conduct is responsible for investigating cases of suspected misconduct on the part of physicians, physician assistants and specialist assistants, and for taking disciplinary action where appropriate. In audit 2005-S-21, we examined the actions taken by the Office in identifying, tracking and investigating complaints of alleged physician medical misconduct, and denitrified certain opportunities for improvement. In particular, we recommended that the Office more actively coordinate with the entities reporting such complaints and reduce the delays in its investigations. When we followed up on these matters with Office officials, we found that they had implemented our audit recommendations.

For a complete copy of Report 2008-F-29 click here.
For a copy of the 90-day response click here.