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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>The California Department of Consumer Affairs, [http://www.medbd.ca.gov '''Medical Board of California]''',  is responsible for the licensure and regulation of physicians and surgeons (MDs) and certain allied health 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>Registered dispensing opticians, special faculty permits, licensed midwives, and polysomnography technicians.</p><br>  
    
    
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<p>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>
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'''Complaint jurisdiction:'''<br>
'''Complaint jurisdiction:'''<br>
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(916) 263-2424 Complaints<br>
(916) 263-2424 Complaints<br>
(800) 633-2322 Toll-free line for Complaints Only<br>
(800) 633-2322 Toll-free line for Complaints Only<br>
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[http://www.medbd.ca.gov '''www.medbd.ca.gov''']<br>
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[http://www.mbc.ca.gov '''www.mbc.ca.gov''']<br>
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'''Acupuncture Board'''<br> 
 
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(916) 263-2387 Fax<br>
(916) 263-2387 Fax<br>
[http://www.mbc.ca.gov/allied/midwives.html '''www.mbc.ca.gov''']<br>
[http://www.mbc.ca.gov/allied/midwives.html '''www.mbc.ca.gov''']<br>
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'''Physical Therapy Board'''<br> 
 
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(916) 263-2560 Fax<br>
 
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[http://www.ptb.ca.gov '''www.ptb.ca.gov''']<br>
 
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'''Physician Assistant Committee'''<br>
 
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(916) 263-2671 Fax<br>
 
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[http://www.pac.ca.gov '''www.pac.ca.gov''']<br>
 
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'''Board of Podiatric Medicine'''<br>
 
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(916) 263-2651 Fax<br>
 
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[http://www.bpm.ca.gov '''www.bpm.ca.gov''']<br>
 
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'''California Board of Psychology'''<br>
 
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[http://www.psychboard.ca.gov '''www.psychboard.ca.gov/''']<br>
 
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'''Registered Dispensing Optician Program'''<br>
'''Registered Dispensing Optician Program'''<br>
(916) 263-2634<br>  
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'''Research Psychoanalyst Program'''<br>
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'''Polysomnography'''<br>
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916-263-2605<br>
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[http://www.mbc.ca.gov '''www.mbc.ca.gov''']<br>
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'''Respiratory Care Board of California(RCB)'''<br>
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'''Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board'''<br> 
 
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[http://www.slpab.ca.gov '''www.slpab.ca.gov''']<br>
 
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Latest revision as of 21:53, 14 March 2011

663-Med Board

MEDICAL BOARD (OF CALIFORNIA)

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The California Department of Consumer Affairs, Medical Board of California, is responsible for the licensure and regulation of physicians and surgeons (MDs) and certain allied health practitioners including the following:


Registered dispensing opticians, special faculty permits, licensed midwives, and polysomnography technicians.


Osteopathic Physicians (DOs) are regulated by the Board of Osteopathic Examiners.



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.mbc.ca.gov


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


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


Polysomnography
916-263-2605
www.mbc.ca.gov




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