Alert Alert:

New: CURES Mandatory Use Begins October 2, 2018

New: WARNING Scam Alert

New: Continuing Medical Education Reporting Cycle Change Alert

Information About Worker’s Compensation Fraud

New Alert: Opioid Overdose Prevention Information

Regulations Pending Public Comment

NEW ON-LINE RENEWALS are NOW AVAILABLE.
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).

CURES

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.