DCA extends physician licensing waivers

June 04, 2020
Area(s) of Interest: Professional Development & Education 

On Monday, June 1, 2020, the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) extended DCA Waiver DCA-20-13 that defers any CME or examination requirements for the renewal of licenses and allows up to six months after the state of emergency declaration is lifted for licensees to make up these requirements.

Under the new waiver extension, physicians with licenses that expire between March 31, 2020, and July 28, 2020, will have six months after the public health emergency is lifted to complete their required CME. This waiver applies to physicians licensed by the Medical Board of California and the Osteopathic Medical Board of California.

DCA Waiver DCA-20-13 also gives residents who were enrolled in an approved postgraduate training program in California on January 1, 2020, two extra months to obtain a postgraduate training license. Affected residents now have until August 31, 2020, to obtain their postgraduate training license.



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