Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

The Osteopathic Medical Board remains open as we perform essential governmental functions to license and regulate osteopathic physicians and surgeons who are on the front lines of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Should you experience any delays in reaching staff during this time, we appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience in advance.

Alert Alert:

New: Due to multiple Excessive Heat Warnings issued throughout the state and the need to reduce energy demand during peak hours, the Osteopathic Medical Board (OMB) public counter will be closed during the hours of 3:00 – 5:00pm on Monday,August 17 through Wednesday, August 19, 2020. During the hours of 3:00 –5:00pm, the OMB is still available to serve you by phone at (916) 928-8390 or by e-mail at Thank you for your cooperation and commitment to energy conservation.

New: Department of Health Care Services to all health care licensees

New: Essential versus Non-Essential Services

New: Notice to Stakeholders Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

New: CDPH What You Need To Know: Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

New: Patient’s Right to Know Act Probation Notification

New: EXCITING OPPORTUNITY: Apply to become an Expert Reviewer

AB 2760 Naloxone Hydrochloride Access and other FDA Approved Drugs

New Prescription Pads Required Effective January 1, 2019

Apply for Board appointments here

Postgraduate Training License Requirements Effective January 1, 2020

CURES Mandatory Use Begins October 2, 2018

Continuing Medical Education Reporting Cycle Change Alert

Information About Worker’s Compensation Fraud

Opioid Overdose Prevention Information

Regulations Pending Public Comment

To renew on-line, click on the On-Line Services tab above. Renewals are not complete until you submit your required CMEs to the Board.

Potential License Denial or Suspension for Failure to Pay Taxes

Mission Statement

To protect consumers and promote the highest professional standards in the practice of osteopathic medicine, the Osteopathic Medical Board of California licenses osteopathic physicians and surgeons.

The board investigates consumer complaints and uses its enforcement power to ensure practitioners abide by the provisions of the state Business and Professions Code/Medical Practice Act.

To maintain their license, practitioners must successfully complete rigorous, periodic continuing education requirements that meet the standards of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).


The Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System (CURES) was certified for statewide use by the Department of Justice on April 2, 2018. Therefore, the mandate to consult CURES prior to prescribing, ordering, administering, or furnishing a Schedule II-IV controlled substance becomes effective on October 2, 2018.

CURES contains the following information: patient name, patient date of birth, patient address, prescriber name, prescriber DEA number, pharmacy name, pharmacy license number, date prescription was dispensed, prescription number, drug name, drug quantity and strength, and number of refills remaining.