Physician Profile Requirement

Pursuant to Subdivision 4 of Section 2995-a of the Public Health Law, physicians must report information for inclusion in the Department of Health Physician Profile and as a condition of registration renewal under Article 131 of the State Education Law update his/her profile within six (6) months prior to the expiration date of the physician's registration period.

You can update your profile:

  • Online, if you have a Health Commerce System (HCS) account, by logging on to and click on the Physician Profile Survey icon to review and update the profile information;
    • If you do not currently have an HCS account and would like to request an application on-line, go to to apply.
    • If you are not able to login to the HCS site, please contact their support line at 1-866-529-1890 for assistance.
  • Print your profile by accessing the New York State Physician Profile web site, make changes on the printout and either fax it to 917-228-8700 or mail it to NY State Department of Health, PO Box 5007, New York, NY 10274-5007.

Any questions you may have regarding the physician profile or this requirement can be answered by the New York State Physician Profile Help Desk at 1-888-338-6998.