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.