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Beginning May 20, 2023, the Board will no longer provide paper-based application forms for the Physician’s and Surgeon’s (P&S) License. Instead, these applications should be submitted electronically through BreEZe.

Furthermore, beginning June 1, 2023, the Board will no longer accept any paper-based P&S License applications as it moves to a paperless process.

The switch to a paperless application process helps both applicants and the Board by increasing the efficiency of the review process, enhancing security, and reducing costs and impact to the environment.

To submit this application online, please visit the Board’s P&S License webpage.

After June 1, 2023, any paper-based applications for a P&S license received by the Board will not be accepted or processed and the Board will notify the applicant that they must apply through BreEZe.

To allow sufficient time for processing and remediating deficiencies, the Board strongly encourages applicants to submit their application online six months in advance.

If you have any questions about this process change, please contact the Board by phone, toll free at (800) 633-2322 or via email at webmaster@mbc.ca.gov.

The biennial fee charged to maintain CURES will decrease to $18 for licenses expiring on or after July 1, 2023, per AB 3330 (Calderon, Chapter 359, Statutes of 2020) from the current biennial amount of $22. Please refer to your renewal notice for the amount due. (BPC section 208).