License Information

Is it time to renew your Medical License?

In October, the Florida Board of Medicine will be sending out license renewal reminders to those Florida physicians whose medical licenses must be renewed by January 31, 2013. These reminders will come to you in a postcard format, therefore, please be careful not to overlook them. This will be the only reminder that the Board of Medicine will send to you!
If you are a physician who is required to renew your license in 2013, please do so at your earliest convenience. You can renew online or on paper, although you are strongly encouraged to renew online. The online process is quick and easy. To renew your license now, click here.

If you have any questions, please call the

Board of Medicine at 850.245.4131 or
Jennifer Hinson at the FMA at 850.521.3221.

CME Requirements for MD's
CME Requirements for DO's

IMPORTANT REMINDER TO ALL PHYSICIANS

YOU MUST REMEMBER TO UPDATE YOUR PROFILE WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IF YOU HAVE ANY CHANGES TO YOUR PROFILE. IE:ADDRESS CHANGE, STATUS, ETC.

YOU ONLY HAVE 15 DAYS TO MAKE THESE CHANGES OR YOU COULD BE FINED UP TO $1500 AND $100 PER DAY FOR THE TIME IT WAS TO BE UPDATED!

Go to the Floridas Health website then click on Licensee/Provider. From there you enter your password, etc., to update. Should you need assistance or have questions please don’t hesitate to call the Medical Society at 941-625-6229.

Update your NPI information

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services encourages physicians to keep their National Provider Identification (NPI) record up to date. To do this, physicians should know and maintain their password which is used to change information in the NPI system, reset their password once a year and review their NPI record to make sure the information is accurate. Visit the NPPES web site to correct, add or delete information in your NPI record. User ID and password is required to log on to the site. If you have forgotten your password, enter your user ID and click "reset password." Call (800) 465-3203 if you have questions or problems accessing the system.

Applying for a Florida Medical License: Understanding the Process and Ways to Make It Quick and Successful article details the practical side of the licensure application process, with revealing insights of simple things that you can do to avoid delays in obtaining your license.

The Florida Department of Health is responsible for physician licensing in the state of Florida. This article, Step By Step - Physician Licensing (in Florida), details step-by-step instructions on how you can obtain your licensing.

License Certification for Out-of-State will guide you if you need written license certification to obtain licensure in another state. Health care boards from other states usually require written license certification before considering your application. This article provides information on how you can access the Medical Quality Assurance Web site to place your request for certification.

RETIRED AND INACTIVE LICENSE STATUS COMPARISON

Retired

  • You must pay a one-time fee of $55.00
  • The Board will no longer contact you regarding your license
  • Retired status does not allow you to continue writing prescriptions

Reactivating Retired License

  • You must submit a written request to convert your retired license to an active status
  • Pay the current licensure fees, plus all past renewal fees that would have been imposed if your license was in an active status
  • Submit proof of completing 20 hours of CME for each year the license was in the retired status
  • Submit a Financial Responsibility form (pdf - 35kb)
  • Submit proof that you are NICA compliant
  • Take the SPEX exam if you have not practiced medicine in another jurisdiction for 2-years out of the immediate 4-years

Inactive

  • You must renew your license every two years
  • Complete required CMEs
  • Pay the $250.00 annual assessment fee to NICA

Reactivating Inactive License

  • You must submit a written request to convert your inactive license to an active status
  • Pay the current licensure fees, plus all past renewal fees that would have been imposed if your license was in an active status
  • Submit a license verification form from each state that you were issued a medical license
  • Submit an affidavit listing your medical activities in any jurisdiction while your Florida medical license was in an inactive status
  • Submit an affidavit attesting to no disciplinary action in another jurisdiction while your Florida medical license was in an inactive status
  • Submit proof of completing 20 hours of CME for each year the license was inactive
  • Submit proof that you are NICA compliant
  • Take the SPEX exam if you have not practiced medicine in another jurisdiction for 2-years out of the immediate 4-years

General Licensing and Online Renewal Questions: Email: MedicalQualityAssurance@doh.state.fl.us Call Center: (850) 488-0595 Mailing Address: 4052 Bald Cypress Way Tallahassee, Florida 32399