Physicians renewing licenses experiencing delays

June 10, 2014
Area(s) of Interest: Licensing & Regulatory Issues Medical Board of California 

The Medical Board of California is asking physicians who need to renew their medical licenses to do so early due to delays associated with the implementation of a new online licensing and enforcement system. This transition is resulting in disruptions in cashiering and other services and is affecting both online and mail renewals. Currently, the medical board is experiencing delays of 6-8 weeks to update its website and provide physicians with a current wallet license.

Physicians whose licenses are expiring are encouraged to submit renewals as soon as possible to avoid licensing delays that could impact their ability to practice. Renewal notices are sent out 90 days in advance of the licensee's expiration date.

If your license expiration date is approaching and you have submitted your renewal application, but it has not yet been successfully processed, the California Medical Association (CMA) recommends that you contact the medical board for an update on your licensing status.

If you have not yet submitted your renewal application to the medical board, do not submit it to the P.O. Box listed on the renewal notice, as it may not be processed prior to your expiration date. For faster service, the medical board recommends submitting the renewal application to:

Medical Board of California
2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1200
Sacramento, CA 95815

This will allow for expedited processing. Questions should be directed to the medical board at (916) 263-2382 or webmaster@mbc.ca.gov.


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