Health Hearing Examiner

Grade 28

New York State has approximately 16 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in Health, Department of. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.

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Career Ladder

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Summary of Job Description

Health Hearing Examiners preside at administrative hearings conducted by the Department of Health, including discipline for physicians, program eligibility and discipline, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) need and discipline, nursing home discharge appeals, Medicaid Provider audit appeals, clinical laboratories, adult homes, patient protection and sanitary code enforcement. At physician disciplinary hearings, the incumbent works with a three member panel, maintains an orderly examination of the issues and witnesses, rules on legal motions and drafts the panelís final decision. In cases involving EMS, patient protection, controlled substances violations, facility establishment and clinical laboratories, the incumbent prepares a written report and recommendation to the Commissioner or other final decision maker. The incumbent acts as the final decision maker in Medicaid audit appeals, adult home cases, nursing home discharge appeals and sanitary code hearings.

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Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

You must take and pass a Civil Service examination in order to be considered for this position.

On or before the date of the examination, candidates must have been admitted to the New York State Bar and be a member in good standing AND have four years of post NYS Bar admission legal experience including:

Either 1. one year as a presiding hearing officer in patient care, reimbursement, certificate of need or WIC/SNAP vendor hearings, or as an administrative officer to a hearing panel in administrative hearings involving the discipline of physicians;

Or 2. two years as an attorney in administrative proceedings involving professional medical conduct, or as an attorney of record in proceedings involving Medicaid reimbursement, WIC/SNAP vendor hearings, certificate of need or quality of patient care regarding health care or adult care facilities.

For informational purposes only, click on the examination number(s) listed below to see the current or previous examination(s) that are used to fill this title.


How to Apply

When this examination is scheduled to be held, the announcement can be found on the Department of Civil Service, Examination Announcements web page. If you do not see an examination currently scheduled please check back on a monthly basis or sign up for announcement notification by email so that you will automatically be notified when new examinations are being offered.

Career Mobility

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience or transfer opportunities. For additional information or clarification of transfer determinations, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.

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