Medical Board of California

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Medical Board of California
Medical Board of California seal.png
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Headquarters in Sacramento
Board overview
Jurisdiction California
Headquarters Sacramento, California
Board executives
  • Denise Pines, President
  • Ronald H. Lewis, M.D., Vice President
  • Michelle Anne Bholat, M.D., Secretary
  • Kimberly Kirchmeyer, Executive Director
Parent department California Department of Consumer Affairs

The Medical Board of California (MBC) is a state government agency which licenses and disciplines physicians, surgeons and certain allied healthcare professionals in California. The Board provides two principal types of services to consumers: (1) public-record information about California-licensed physicians, and (2) investigation of complaints against physicians.

The Board is part of the California Department of Consumer Affairs and has headquarters in Sacramento.[1] It has an annual budget of $65.277 million. The MBC is the oldest component of DCA, dating back to the 1878 revision of the Medical Practice Act of 1876.

The members of the Board are eight physicians and five public members appointed by the Governor, one public member appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly, and one public member appointed by the Senate Rules Committee.

In fiscal year 2016-2017, the Board had 137,967 physician licenses in effect, and issued 6,802 new physician licenses.[2]

In FY 2016-17, the Board received 9,619 complaints and opened 1,465 investigations. The outcome in FY 2016-17 was 42 license revocations, 101 license surrenders, six probations with suspension, 171 probations, 86 public reprimands, and 43 criminal referrals.[2]


  1. ^ California, Medical Board of. "Medical Board of California". Retrieved 2018-08-07.
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