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<p>The California Department of Consumer Affairs, [http://www.medbd.ca.gov '''Medical Board of California]''',  is responsible for the licensure and/or regulation of physicians and surgeons (MDs) and other closely related healing arts practitioners including the following: acupuncturists, audiologists, hearing aid dispensers, physical therapists, physician assistants, podiatrists, psychologists, respiratory care practitioners, speech-language pathologists, and registered dispensing opticians, research psychoanalysts, medical assistants, and licensed midwives. Osteopathic Physicians (DOs) are regulated by the Board of Osteopathic Examiners.</p><br>  
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<p>The California Department of Consumer Affairs, [http://www.medbd.ca.gov '''Medical Board of California]''',  is responsible for the licensure and/or regulation of physicians and surgeons (MDs) and other closely related healing arts practitioners including the following:</p><br>
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<p>Acupuncturists, audiologists, hearing aid dispensers, physical therapists, physician assistants, podiatrists, psychologists, respiratory care practitioners, speech-language pathologists, and registered dispensing opticians, research psychoanalysts, medical assistants, and licensed midwives. Osteopathic Physicians (DOs) are regulated by the Board of Osteopathic Examiners.</p><br>  
    
    
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<p>The Board's Central Complaint Unit processes complaints about any of these professions. It initiates investigations of complaints and, if necessary, submits cases to the Attorney General's Office for legal action.</p><br>
<p>The Board's Central Complaint Unit processes complaints about any of these professions. It initiates investigations of complaints and, if necessary, submits cases to the Attorney General's Office for legal action.</p><br>
      
      
'''Complaint jurisdiction:'''<br>
'''Complaint jurisdiction:'''<br>
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*Negligence, incompetence, misrepresentation, or unlicensed practice<br>   
*Negligence, incompetence, misrepresentation, or unlicensed practice<br>   
*Excessive prescribing or administering of drugs or treatment<br>   
*Excessive prescribing or administering of drugs or treatment<br>   
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'''Complaints outside jurisdiction:'''<br>
'''Complaints outside jurisdiction:'''<br>
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*Ethical matters<br>   
*Ethical matters<br>   
*Fee disputes (societies)<br>   
*Fee disputes (societies)<br>   
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'''<font color="#4AA02C">Department of Consumer Affairs</font color="#4AA02C">'''<br>
'''Medical Board of California'''<br>   
'''Medical Board of California'''<br>   
2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1200<br>
2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1200<br>
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[http://www.medbd.ca.gov '''www.medbd.ca.gov''']<br>
[http://www.medbd.ca.gov '''www.medbd.ca.gov''']<br>
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'''Allied Health Programs are under the jurisdiction of the Medical Board of California: Consumer Information Unit – (916) 263-2382 #1'''<br>
 
'''Acupuncture Board'''<br>   
'''Acupuncture Board'''<br>   
(916) 445-3021<br>
(916) 445-3021<br>
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'''Hearing Aid Dispenser Bureau (HADB)'''<br> 
 
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'''Medical Assistants'''<br>
 
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2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1200<br>
 
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Sacramento, CA 95815<br>
 
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(916) 263-2382<br>
 
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(916) 263-2387 Fax<br>
 
'''Midwifery Licensing Program'''<br>   
'''Midwifery Licensing Program'''<br>   
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2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1200<br>
 
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Sacramento, CA 95815<br>
 
(916) 263-2393<br>  
(916) 263-2393<br>  
(916) 263-2387 Fax<br>
(916) 263-2387 Fax<br>
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'''Physical Therapy Board'''<br>   
'''Physical Therapy Board'''<br>   
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2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1350<br>
 
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Sacramento, CA 95815<br>
 
(916) 561-8200<br>
(916) 561-8200<br>
(916) 263-2560 Fax<br>
(916) 263-2560 Fax<br>
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'''Physician Assistant Committee'''<br>
'''Physician Assistant Committee'''<br>
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2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1100<br>
 
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Sacramento, CA 95815<br>
 
(916) 263-2670<br>
(916) 263-2670<br>
(916) 263-2671 Fax<br>
(916) 263-2671 Fax<br>
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'''Board of Podiatric Medicine'''<br>
'''Board of Podiatric Medicine'''<br>
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2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1300<br>
 
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Sacramento, CA 95815<br>
 
(916) 263-2647<br>
(916) 263-2647<br>
(916) 263-2651 Fax<br>
(916) 263-2651 Fax<br>
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'''California Board of Psychology'''<br>
'''California Board of Psychology'''<br>
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2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1400<br>
 
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Sacramento, CA 95815<br>
 
(916) 263-2699<br>
(916) 263-2699<br>
(916) 263-2697 Fax<br>
(916) 263-2697 Fax<br>
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'''Registered Dispensing Optician Program'''<br>
'''Registered Dispensing Optician Program'''<br>
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2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1200<br>
 
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Sacramento, CA 95815<br>
 
(916) 263-2634<br>  
(916) 263-2634<br>  
(916) 263-2487<br>
(916) 263-2487<br>
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'''Research Psychoanalyst Program'''<br>
'''Research Psychoanalyst Program'''<br>
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2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1200<br>
 
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Sacramento, CA 95815<br>
 
(916) 263-2380<br>
(916) 263-2380<br>
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'''Speech-Language Pathology and  
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'''Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board'''<br>   
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Audiology Board'''<br>   
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2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 2100<br>
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Sacramento, CA 95815<br>
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(916) 263-2666<br>
(916) 263-2666<br>
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(916) 263-2668 Fax<br>  
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(916) 263-2668 Fax<br>    
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Hours of Operation: M-F 8am to 5pm<br>       
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[http://www.slpab.ca.gov '''www.slpab.ca.gov''']<br>
[http://www.slpab.ca.gov '''www.slpab.ca.gov''']<br>
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<p>'''Publications available:''' None</p> 
 
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<p>'''See also:''' None</p>
 
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<p>'''Other referrals:''' Holistic Health, Homeopathic Healing, Naturopathic Medicine Bureau, Nurses, Nursing Home Administration, and Osteopathic Physicians.</p><br>
 

Revision as of 17:57, 5 October 2010

MEDICAL BOARD (OF CALIFORNIA)

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The California Department of Consumer Affairs, Medical Board of California, is responsible for the licensure and/or regulation of physicians and surgeons (MDs) and other closely related healing arts practitioners including the following:


Acupuncturists, audiologists, hearing aid dispensers, physical therapists, physician assistants, podiatrists, psychologists, respiratory care practitioners, speech-language pathologists, and registered dispensing opticians, research psychoanalysts, medical assistants, and licensed midwives. Osteopathic Physicians (DOs) are regulated by the Board of Osteopathic Examiners.



The Board's Central Complaint Unit processes complaints about any of these professions. It initiates investigations of complaints and, if necessary, submits cases to the Attorney General's Office for legal action.



Complaint jurisdiction:

  • Negligence, incompetence, misrepresentation, or unlicensed practice
  • Excessive prescribing or administering of drugs or treatment
  • Furnishing drugs to addicts
  • Prescribing dangerous drugs without a prior medical examination
  • Attending a patient while intoxicated
  • Being convicted or involved with narcotics or drug violations or other substantially related crimes
  • Mental illness
  • Sexual misconduct with a patient


Complaints outside jurisdiction:

  • Ethical matters
  • Fee disputes (societies)
  • Hospital or nursing home problems (DHS – 916-552-8700)
  • Osteopathic physicians and surgeons (DOs) and chiropractors at 916-263-5355


Department of Consumer Affairs
Medical Board of California
2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1200
Sacramento, CA 95815
(916) 263-2382 Licensing and Application
(916) 263-2944 Fax
(916) 263-2424 Complaints
(800) 633-2322 Toll-free line for Complaints Only
www.medbd.ca.gov


Acupuncture Board
(916) 445-3021


Midwifery Licensing Program
(916) 263-2393
(916) 263-2387 Fax
www.mbc.ca.gov


Physical Therapy Board
(916) 561-8200
(916) 263-2560 Fax
www.ptb.ca.gov


Physician Assistant Committee
(916) 263-2670
(916) 263-2671 Fax
www.pac.ca.gov


Board of Podiatric Medicine
(916) 263-2647
(916) 263-2651 Fax
www.bpm.ca.gov


California Board of Psychology
(916) 263-2699
(916) 263-2697 Fax
www.psychboard.ca.gov/


Registered Dispensing Optician Program
(916) 263-2634
(916) 263-2487


Research Psychoanalyst Program
(916) 263-2380


Respiratory Care Board of California(RCB)
(916) 323-9983


Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board
(916) 263-2666
(916) 263-2668 Fax
www.slpab.ca.gov



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