Difference between revisions of "Medical Board (of California)"

From ConsumerWiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Line 1: Line 1:
<p>[[File:Whitebox.jpg|663-Med Board|link=_Hint]]</p>
{| align="center" border = 0
{| align="center" border = 0

Revision as of 21:53, 14 March 2011

663-Med Board


go back

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

Midwifery Licensing Program
(916) 263-2393
(916) 263-2387 Fax

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


Consumer Resource & Referral Guide Consumer Resource & Referral Guide
Directory of State Agencies Directory of State Agencies
Directory of Federal Agencies Directory of Federal Agencies
Return to DCA Home Page Return to DCA Home Page