About the Board

Role of the Medical Board

Established by the state legislature in 1896, the Medical Board protects the public through effective regulation of more than 67,000 licensees, including: doctors of medicine (MDs), doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs), doctors of podiatric medicine and surgery (DPMs), physician assistants (PAs), massage therapists (MTs), cosmetic therapists (CTs), anesthesiologist assistants (AAs), radiologist assistants (RAs) acupuncturists, oriental medicine practitioners and genetic counselors. The Medical Board also oversees mechanotherapists and naprapaths licensed before March 1992.


Composition of the Board

The Medical Board consists of twelve members: nine physicians and three non-physician consumer members.  All of the Board members are appointed by the Governor and serve five-year terms. Board members may be reappointed and terms are staggered to provide continuity. Two members serve as the Board's Secretary and Supervising Member who are responsible for overseeing the Board's investigatory and enforcement processes.


Agency Operations and Funding

The agency currently supports 81 full-time positions. The Executive Director oversees day-to-day operations. The Medical Board is a state agency that licenses and regulates medical professionals on behalf of the state. Board activities are supported in full by fees paid by its licensees.