A Call to Action for the COVID-19 Response: How to Restore Your Inactive, Retired, or Cancelled Medical License to Full, Active Status
On Monday, March 30, 2020, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-39-20, giving the Director of the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) the authority to waive professional licensing requirements for the healing arts boards under DCA during the COVID-19 State of Emergency.
DCA-20-91 extends the temporary waiver of continuing education requirements and payment of required fees for individuals seeking to restore a retired/inactive license until July 1, 2021, or when the State of Emergency ceases to exist, whichever is sooner. DCA 20-91 may be amended as circumstances require.
More information on DCA Waivers and Coronavirus Updates can be accessed on the DCA’s website. For additional COVID-19 updates, visit the Boards website.
Physicians and Surgeons, and Midwives
You may qualify for a License Reinstatement waiver if you meet the criteria below.
If you meet these criteria, the Medical Board of California (Board) encourages you to do the following:
Complete this application to apply to temporarily restore your license to active status.
After receiving confirmation from the Board that your medical license has been restored to active status, please register with the California Health Corps.
All health professionals are encouraged to visit California Health Corps for more information.
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