Obtaining Enforcement Documents
If enforcement or disciplinary action has been taken against an individual's license
or registration by the Board, the public documents related to the action are available
and posted on the Board’s website. Business and Professions Code Section 2027 requires
that the Board remove public letters of reprimand from the website 10 years from
the effective date of the decision. The public letters of reprimand that are removed
from the website
are still available to the public upon written request.
The following documents are available from the Board:
- Accusation: The document stating the charges the Board has filed
against the physician.
- Decision: The document describing legal and factual findings and
disposition of the charges filed in the Accusation and identifying any conditions
or limitations imposed on the physician’s license.
- Suspension Orders: Issued by either a Superior Court judge or administrative
law judge to suspend or limit a physician's practice immediately.
- Public Letter of Reprimand: A form of discipline that can include
a requirement for specified training or education.
- Citation: A sanction that usually includes a fine imposed by the
Board for technical violations of the law. Note: Citations are not considered disciplinary
action and are only available for three years after the citation has been resolved.
Request a Historical Enforcement Document
To request a copy of a historical enforcement document no longer available on the
website, please use our online
Public Document Request form.
A request for documents can also be sent by fax to: MBC Central File Room at (916)
263-2420 or by contacting the Board staff by phone at (916) 263-2525.
Requesting Certified Copies of Board Documents
The Board will produce certified copies of public enforcement documents
for either official government business or to use as evidence in court upon request.
Documents will be mailed to the requestor through the United States Postal Service
within 48 hours of receipt of the request, excluding weekends and holidays.
Requests for documents can be submitted to:
- Medical Board of California
Attention: Central File Room
2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1200
Sacramento, CA 95815
- Fax: (916) 263-2420
Please contact the Medical Board staff by phone at (916) 263-2525 for questions.