Physicians renewing licenses in October and November may experience delays

October 18, 2013
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 during October and November to do so early due to a planned disruption. According to the medical board, the Department of Consumer Affairs is currently transitioning to a new online licensing and enforcement system and this could result in disruptions in cashiering and other services. The disruption will affect both online and mail renewals. 

Physicians who have licenses that expire in October and November are encouraged to submit renewals as soon as possible to avoid licensing delays that could impact their ability to practice. At this time, the medical board is planning on having its new online system accepting renewals at the beginning of November, however, they cannot guarantee the launch date. Should the board run into any unexpected delays, the system may not be available by that date.


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 your renewal has not yet been successfully processed, the California Medical Association (CMA) recommends taking action to ensure that your license does not expire. Contact the medical board for an update on your licensing status.


If your license expires within two weeks and you have not yet submitted your renewal application to the medical board, do not submit your renewal to the P.O. Box listed on the renewal, 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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