Social Security Numbers - Frequently Asked Questions
- Am I required to provide a Social Security Number (SSN) or Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) to the Medical Board?
- What does the Board use my SSN or FEIN number for?
- What will happen if I do not provide my SSN or FEIN to the Board?
Am I required to provide a Social Security Number (SSN) or Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) to the Medical Board?
Yes. State law requires a physician to provide a SSN or FEIN to the Board as a condition of licensure.
Your SSN or FEIN will be used for tax enforcement purposes, for purpose of compliance with any judgment or order for family support in accordance with the law, or for verification of licensure or examination status by a licensing examination entity which utilizes a national examination and where licensure is reciprocal with the requesting state.
If you fail to disclose your SSN or FEIN, your application will not be processed and you will be reported to the Franchise Tax Board, which may assess a $100 penalty against you.