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Attention: Physicians whose licenses expire on December 31, 2016, please participate in the UC Davis CURES survey

NEW You are required to register for CURES 2.0 by July 1, 2016. If you have not, please do so immediately at

NEW California End of Life Option Act:

ABX2 15 (Eggman, Chapter 1) established the End of Life Option Act (Act) in California, which became effective on June 9, 2016 and will remain in effect until January 1, 2026. This Act gives a mentally competent, adult California resident who has a terminal disease the legal right to ask for and receive a prescription from his or her physician to hasten death, as long as required criteria is met. The law requires specified forms to be completed before the aid-in-dying drugs can be prescribed and additional forms after the drugs have been prescribed. These forms along with information and instructions can be found at this site created by the Medical Board of California. Click here

Regulations Pending Public Comment

On January 8, 2016, the Department of Justice (DOJ) released the upgraded Controlled Substances Utilization Review and Evaluation System, also referred to as CURES 2.0. Please click here for more information.

To renew on-line, click on the On-Line Services tab above. Renewals are not complete until you submit your required CMEs to the Board.

Potential License Denial or Suspension for Failure to Pay Taxes

ALERT: Starting October 6, 2014, hydrocodone will be controlled as a Schedule II substance under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). Click here for details

Mission Statement

To protect consumers and promote the highest professional standards in the practice of osteopathic medicine, the Osteopathic Medical Board of California licenses osteopathic physicians and surgeons.

The board investigates consumer complaints and uses its enforcement power to ensure practitioners abide by the provisions of the state Business and Professions Code/Medical Practice Act.

To maintain their license, practitioners must successfully complete rigorous, periodic continuing education requirements that meet the standards of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).