Renew a Lapsed License
Renewing a Lapsed License for 2020-2021
Physicians, podiatric physicians, and physician assistants whose licenses have lapsed may submit a late renewal application now through March 31, 2020. A $195 late fee was assessed on January 1, 2020, for all lapsed licenses.
A renewal notification is not required for you to renew your license. Use our online system to renew your license and, if necessary, update your home, mailing, and practice addresses in our records.
A license not renewed by March 31 will remain at lapsed status, and the licensee may not practice. Practicing medicine with a lapsed license is considered practicing medicine without a license, a felony offense and grounds for disciplinary action.
Please complete your renewal by March 1 to ensure Board staff have time to review and process the renewal application.
Please note: Paper renewals are not offered. Staff are available to assist by phone or in person.
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Once your license renewal has been reviewed and approved, your certificate of registration will be sent to your mailing address on file. For this reason, it is crucial that you review all personal information in your file, including addresses, to be sure the information is current. You may use our online system to renew your license and, if necessary, update your home, practice, and mailing addresses in our records.
Continuing Education Audits
At the time of renewal, the Oregon Medical Board will conduct a random audit of Continuing Medical Education (CME) compliance for renewing licensees. Hours must be relevant to the licensee's practice and be completed within 2018/2019. Licensees may use ongoing participation in maintenance of certification to satisfy the audit. Staff will attempt to verify certification status directly with the accepted certifying board.
Audited licensees will receive initial notification during the renewal application process. Board staff will provide follow-up notification about the audit by e-mail and letter. Licensees must respond to the request within 60 days with documentation of completed CME.
Please review our license statuses to determine which status is most appropriate for you.
Licensees who would like to change their license from a non-practicing status to a practicing status must:
Licensees Outside of Oregon or Ending Oregon Practice
Planning to Renew
Choose Inactive status if you do not plan to work in Oregon at this time. This status reflects the fact that you are not currently practicing medicine in Oregon.
Choose Locum Tenens status if you plan to work in Oregon intermittently but reside out of state. Locum Tenens licensees must notify the Board in writing and in advance of the date and location of any Oregon practice.
Not Planning to Renew
You may choose to allow your license to lapse or you may surrender or retire your license if you do not plan to return to practice in Oregon.
- To let your license lapse, you need take no further action. A license will lapse automatically if you fail to complete the registration form and pay the registration fee. The Board will notify you that your license has lapsed.
- To surrender or retire your license, you will notify the Board at the beginning of the renewal application.
The definitions for each of these options are available on our license statuses webpage.
For renewal inquiries, our Call Center is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time).