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The mission of the Medical Board of California is to protect healthcare consumers and prevent harm through the proper licensing and regulation of physicians and surgeons and certain allied healthcare professionals and through the vigorous, objective enforcement of the Medical Practice Act, and to promote access to quality medical care through the Board's licensing, policy, and regulatory functions.

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SB 233 – Arizona Physicians


Senate Bill (SB) 233 authorizes a physician licensed to practice medicine in Arizona, who meets specified requirements, to practice medicine in California for the purpose of providing abortions and abortion-related care to patients who are Arizona residents traveling from Arizona for that care through November 30, 2024.

The Arizona physician, before practicing in California, must register with the Medical Board of California. Click the button below for more information on eligibility requirements and the registration process.

  SB 233 Registration Application

Physician Fee Increases and Licensing and Enforcement Changes Coming Soon

SB 815, signed into law by Governor Newsom on September 30, 2023, brings multiple significant changes to the Medical Board of California (Board), and its applicants, licensees, and public stakeholders.

This webpage explains the major changes in the law enacted by SB 815. Soon, the Board's other website content will be updated, where appropriate, to reflect these changes. Unless otherwise noted, these law changes take effect on January 1, 2024.

New Legislation Makes Immediate Changes to Certain Licensure Deadlines


The Medical Board of California (Board) is pleased to share that on September 13, 2023, Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 143, which makes the following changes that are now in effect:

  • Extends the expiration date of Postgraduate Training Licenses (PTL) that expire after June 1, 2023, and before December 31, 2023, to March 31, 2024.
    These PTL holders do not have to take any action. The Board will automatically change their expiration date and notify affected licensees via email.
  • Provides residents who completed the board-approved postgraduate training out-of-state required for licensure and are enrolled in a California ACGME-accredited program more time to obtain a Physician's and Surgeon's (P&S) license, under Business and Professions Code (BPC) section 2065(g).
    Under the new law, these applicants have a total of 180 days from the date they begin their training program to obtain a P&S license (under the prior law they had 90 days from their enrollment date).
  • States that residents must obtain a PTL within 180 days from beginning a California board-approved postgraduate training program rather than from the date of enrollment, as required under BPC section 2064.5(a).

Questions regarding these law changes for applicants and licensees of the Board may be directed to

Questions related to applicants and licensees of the Osteopathic Medical Board of California should be directed to or

Kimberly Kirchmeyer


Kimberly Kirchmeyer

Department of Consumer Affairs

Reji Varghese

Executive Director

Reji Varghese

Medical Board of California