What is a Medical Disqualification Appeal?


Becoming a civil servant is an attractive career path for many because of its role in keeping society safe and orderly. On the other hand, police departments like the New York City Police Department (NYPD) or Nassau County Police Department (NCPD) want to pick the most fit candidates to wear their badge, as they carry a huge responsibility to society. This dynamic creates a rigorous application process for candidates, where they are judged medically, psychologically, and even by their character. When applicants are discarded from consideration based on their medical history, they could count on a medical disqualification appeal process from an experienced NYPD disqualification appeal lawyer like Attorney Robert B. Kronenberg.

What Is an NYPD Medical Disqualification Appeal?

A medical disqualification appeal is the process of fighting a disqualification based on your medical history. A medical disqualification occurs when a candidate is removed from consideration based on the results of their medical evaluation. These include vision issues, hearing issues, cardiovascular issues, pulmonary issues, and much more. Like any other medical examination, a second opinion is often needed to get a full idea of someone’s physical health along with the assistance of a police disqualification attorney. A disqualification appeal is a type of legal action that works to get a candidate’s disqualification overturned and their application back in consideration.

How to Appeal an NYPD Medical Disqualification

When a candidate receives their NYPD proposed disqualification, they should promptly contact an NYPD disqualification attorney. These professionals can guide applicants through the appeals process. Typically, a medical disqualification appeal entails getting a second opinion from an independent doctor - most likely one that specializes in the same branch that was the reason for an initial disqualification. If this doctor or specialist finds that your health is indeed good enough to become a member of the NYPD or other New York public service agencies, you could appeal to the disqualifying agency.
If you do not prevail in an administrative appeal to the disqualifying agency, the New York City Civil Service Commission, and/or the Nassau County Civil Service Commission, you can commence an Article 78 action in the appropriate New York State Supreme Court. An Article 78 allows you to appeal a decision made by a municipality or government agency that you believe to be arbitrary and capricious. Typically, an Article 78 proceeding is an action commenced in a New York State Supreme Court to request the court's intervention to overturn the municipality's or governmental agency's decision. Additionally, the Article 78 proceeding can ask the court to order the municipality or governmental agency to perform a function that, by law, they are mandated to perform.

How to Get Started on Your Appeal

As with all legal proceedings, timeliness and the assistance of an expert are the best course of action to take if you want to successfully appeal a medical disqualification. Attorney Robert B. Kronenberg is an experienced disqualification appeal attorney that helps applicants that want to enter the New York City Police Department, New York City Correction Department, or Nassau County Police Department with psychological disqualification appeals, medical disqualification appeals, and even character disqualification appeals. By partnering with an NYPD disqualification appeal attorney like Robert B. Kronenberg, you are guaranteed a level of service that increases the chances of your disqualification appeal being successful. Contact us today to learn more.

If you are a candidate for a law enforcement civil service position experiencing a disqualification in the New York City Police Department (NYPD), New York City Correction Department (NYCD), NASSAU County Police Department (NCPD), or any law enforcement agencies, call the law office of Robert B. Kronenberg for the representation necessary for a disqualification appeal based on your individual case needs.

When faced with a medical disqualification, you deserve to be treated with respect and to be represented by an experienced disqualification attorney. Contact us today at 631-234-4434.