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Medical board urges physicians to use online license renewal system for fastest processing



July 23, 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.

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 possible, physicians should use the online renewal system, which is the fastest way to renew a license.  If you are completing your renewal application online, the medical board recommends that you verify your license status on the medical board website (www.mbc.ca.gov) seven days after you complete the online renewal.  If it appears that your license has not been renewed, please contact the medical board’s information technology help desk at (916) 263-2205 for assistance.

If completing renewals by mail, please allow for 4-6 weeks for the renewal to be processed, including update of the physician’s license status on the medical board website.

If your license expiration date is approaching and you intend to complete the renewal process by mail, 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 expedited processing, the medical board recommends submitting the renewal application to:

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

Questions should be directed to the medical board at (916) 263-2382 or webmaster@mbc.ca.gov.

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