Surrender of License
A physician may state in writing his or her intent to voluntarily surrender a California
physician's and surgeon's license. A surrendered license may not be renewed, reissued,
reinstated, or restored. To regain licensure, the physician must apply for a new
license. Such an application is subject to requirements in effect at the time of
application, which may include a written examination.
In addition to completing an application to voluntarily surrender the license, the
Wall Certificate and the last license issued must be returned to the Board. If the
Wall Certificate or license is not in the possession of the physician, a statement
to that effect which includes an explanation must be submitted.
This option may not be available if the physician is currently under investigation
by the Board or if the Board has initiated disciplinary action against a license.