Have you had an issue with a public official?
There are two systems we have available to you, one is by New York State and the other is use.
Our contact form is at the directly below of this page. Please send us your issue by submitting. Public awareness is the most powerful tool to ensure local officials obey the law. Below our form is the contact information for various government agencies tasked with the requirement of holding public officials accountable for their conduct. You can also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
To ensure public protection in New York State, the New York State Education Department’s Office of the Professions (OP) investigates and prosecutes professional misconduct in all professions except medicine (see more information about this exception). Professional misconduct is the failure of a licensed professional to meet expected standards of practice.
Complaint Hot Line: 1-800-442-8106 or email@example.com
The Board of Regents, which licenses individuals in more than 50 professions defined in Education Law, is responsible for the final disposition of all disciplinary matters. You may search our site by name or by month of action for summaries of final disciplinary actions.
Professional misconduct is defined in Education Law and in the Rules of the Board of Regents. Professional misconduct includes the following:
- Engaging in acts of gross incompetence or gross negligence on a single occasion, or negligence or incompetence on more than one occasion
- Permitting or aiding an unlicensed person to perform activities requiring a license
- Refusing a client or patient service because of race, creed, color, or national origin
- Practicing beyond the scope of the profession
- Releasing confidential information without authorization
- Being convicted of a crime
- Failing to return or provide copies of records on request
- Being sexually or physically abusive
- Abandoning or neglecting a patient in need of immediate care
- Performing unnecessary work or unauthorized services
- Practicing under the influence of alcohol or other drugs
A range of penalties that includes censure and reprimand, fines (up to $10,000 for each violation), suspensions and/or probationary terms may be imposed on licensees who have committed misconduct. The Board of Regents takes final action on the most serious cases of misconduct. In severe cases of misconduct, the Regents may revoke the professional’s license. Information on uncontested determinations in which a licensee has been assessed a fine for committing an infraction of a minor and technical nature are available by phone: 518-474-3817, fax: 518-474-1449 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or by writing to the Office of the Professions.
OP’s Professional Assistance Program allows licensees who abuse alcohol or other drugs to surrender their licenses voluntarily and confidentially while progressing through an acceptable course of treatment; it is available to licensees who have not harmed clients. Successful completion of the program may act as an alternative to disciplinary action.
OP also investigates allegations of illegal (unlicensed) practice in all 50 licensed professions, including medicine. Practicing a profession without a license and current registration is a felony in New York State.
Last Updated: September 22, 2016
New York State Judicial Ethics Commission.
They operate in a alleged ‘confidential’ mode. Click here for website.
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Attorney Grievance Committee
If you have a complaint against an District Attorney, you may contact the Attorney Disciplinary / Grievance Committee. The office you need to contact depends upon the location of your lawyer’s office. The courts are divided up in districts, each district has its one committee representative. Click here for the website to locate the contact information for your specific location.
New York State Attorney General PBI
The Public Integrity Bureau (“PIB”) investigates and seeks to vindicate the public’s interest in honest government. When government actors, or private individuals acting in concert with them, engage in corruption, fraud or illegal behavior in the course of their public duties, the PIB may investigate or take enforcement action to restore the public’s interest in honest government and the integrity of government officials at the state and local level. Click here for website.
Office of the Attorney General
Public Integrity Bureau
120 Broadway, 22nd Floor
New York, NY 10271
Phone: (212) 416-8090
US Department of Justice – United States Attoney’s Office for the Western District of New York
138 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14202