Obtaining Enforcement Documents
If enforcement or disciplinary action has been taken against a physician's license by the Board, the public documents related to the action are available and posted on the Board’s website for a period of 10 years from the date the Board obtains the information. After 10 years, the documents are removed from the Board’s website but are still available to the public upon request.
The following documents are available from the Board:
- Accusation: the document stating the charges the Board has filed against the physician.
- Decision: the document describing legal and factual findings and disposition of the charges filed in the Accusation and identifying any conditions or limitations imposed on the physician’s license.
- Suspension Orders: issued by either a Superior Court judge or administrative law judge to suspend or limit a physician's practice immediately.
- Public Letter of Reprimand: a form of discipline that can include a requirement for specified training or education.
- Citation: a sanction that usually includes a fine imposed by the Board for technical violations of the law. Note: citations are not considered disciplinary action and are only available for five years after the citation has been resolved.
Request an Historical Enforcement Document
To request a copy of an historical enforcement document no longer available on the website, please use our online Public Document Request form.
A request for documents can also be sent by fax to: MBC Central File Room at (916) 263-2420 or by contacting the Medical Board staff by phone at (916) 263-2525.
Requesting Certified copies of Board Documents
The Board will produce certified copies of public enforcement documents for either official government business or to use as evidence in court upon request. Documents will be mailed to the requestor through the United States Postal Service within 48 hours of receipt of the request, excluding weekends and holidays.
Requests for documents can be submitted by fax to: MBC Central File Room at (916) 263-2420 or sent by mail to:
Medical Board of California
Attention: Central File Room
2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1200
Sacramento, CA 95815
Please contact the Medical Board staff by phone at (916) 263-2525 for questions.