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Physicians Renewing Licenses in October and November May Experience Delays

The Department of Consumer Affairs is currently transitioning to a new online licensing and enforcement system which may cause disruptions to services such as cashiering for both online and mail renewals. Consequently, the Medical Board of California encourages physicians whose medical licenses expire in October and November to submit renewal applications in advance. In doing so, they will avoid licensing delays that could affect their practices.

Renewal notices are sent out 90 days in advance of the licensee’s expiration date. If you have already submitted your renewal application but have not received confirmation of it having been successfully processed, the California Medical Association (CMA) recommends contacting the medical board for updates on the status of your license.

If your license is expiring 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 before the expiration date. For faster service that allows expedited processing, the medical board suggests submitting the renewal application to:


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

The medical board expects to have the new online system available at the beginning of November but does not guarantee the launch date.

Any questions or concerns should be directed to the medical board at (916) 263-2382 or

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