Oklahoma State SealOklahoma State Seal
Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision

News


Emergency Licenses
UPDATED:DOCTOR SCAM Alert
A Day with the Judges CME
Monkeypox Resources
Free Physician Counseling
Response times and COVID
Personal Identity Info
Perinatal Mental Health
NEW Opioid Best Practices
PMP Utilization Monitored
Marijuana Guidelines
Medical Marijuana Act
Medical Treatment Laws CE

Emergency Licenses


Effective August 1, 2022,  The Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision will no longer be accepting applications for Emergency Critical Need licenses.   Any applications submitted prior to August 1 that are currently under review by OSBMLS Staff will continue to be processed according to the rules outlined here

Temporary Critical Need Licensure Flexibility Emergency Rules

 

Please also be aware that no temporary critical need license is valid after September 14, 2022

435:11-1-22 Duration of Temporary Critical Need License

Except otherwise provided, any temporary critical need license issued pursuant to these emergency rules shall expire at the end of 180 days from the date of issuance unless renewed, but in no event may a temporary critical need license be effective later than September 14, 2022. 

Posted on 08/01/2022


UPDATED:DOCTOR SCAM Alert


THEY’RE AT IT AGAIN!

Doctor SCAM ALERT,

We posted similar warnings twice before and have again received several reports of attempts to extort money and/or sensitive information out of MDs & DOs through the use of PHONE CALLS from the licensing boards.

The medical boards DO NOT UTILIZE THESE TACTICS OF REQUESTING PERSONAL INFORMATION OR DEMANDING MONEY FOR ANY ALLEGED VIOLATIONS OF UNPROFESSIONAL CONDUCT.

DO NOT respond to these efforts and please report them to our Investigations Department at:

investigations@okmedicalboard.org

or call

(405) 962-1400 Ext. 114

Variations of this scam have been going on for at least 2 years now, and probably much longer.   Here are a few things that will help identify calls as scams:

1.  The caller almost always claims to be an investigator with the state medical board (similar reports are coming in from all across the United States, so this is not unique to Oklahoma), giving his name and some made up badge number involving multiple digits and/or letters.  To my knowledge, no investigator with this agency has ever provided, or been asked to provide a badge number during any phone call, so we do not volunteer this information, and we have no numbers in excess of two digits.

2.  Scammers have been "spoofing" the Oklahoma Medical Board's main phone number (405-962-1400) to make it appear the call is originating from our agency; however, they occasionally ask licensees to call back from the doctor's cell phone to a different line, usually involving an out-of-state area code.  All of our investigators will have Oklahoma phone numbers if calls need to be returned.  Any licensee who is suspicious that the call is not legitimate should hang up and call our main number to confirm the identity of the caller before providing any confidential information over the phone.

3.  Callers may provide many specific details about the licensee, such as DEA number, NPI number, state medical license, phone numbers, etc.; however, much of this information is publicly available to anyone with a computer and internet access.  Our agency does not give out personal cell phone, e-mail, or home address information about our licensees; however, people provide such information to other entities regularly when making on-line purchases, setting up on-line accounts, etc.

4.  Many calls begin with a claim that the doctor's prescription pads and/or prescription bottles showing the doctor as the prescriber have been intercepted in another state by DEA, the FBI, US Customs, or some other federal agency, and the caller needs the doctor to take some immediate action as a result.  If such a seizure had been made, and a licensee were truly under investigation, any contact would invariably come from the federal agency involved in the investigation instead of the state licensing board, and would most likely be a face-to-face meeting instead of a phone call.

5.  In the most recent example, the doctor was asked to go to a UPS store to receive a fax.  The doctor disconnected the call at that point on the belief that this was a scam.  It is unclear what was to come next, but most phishing attempts end with the scammer asking for money to be sent to the caller, or asking for information (such as bank account numbers, PIN numbers, etc.) to confirm some aspect of the scammer's story.

Larry Carter, Director of Investigations Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure

 

Posted on 07/25/2022


A Day with the Judges CME


A Day with The Judges
Friday, October 21, 2022
By: The American College of Legal Medicine, and Others

CONTACT:

Sandy Sanbar, MD, PhD, JD, Chairman

Email: sandysanbar@gmail.com

Telephone and Text: (405) 229-7295

Posted on 07/24/2022


Monkeypox Resources


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) have asked for the state medical board's assistance in sharing the attached guidance with all physicians and physician assistants licensed in their state or territory. The guidance includes the latest information and resources to plan and prepare for monkeypox virus outbreaks. [CDC/AAMC MonkeyPox Resource Guide on Monday, June 13, 2022]

 As of June 10, health officials have confirmed 49 cases of monkeypox in 16 states and DC. The CDC and AAMC ask to provide all MDs, DOs, & PAs with updated facts and case counts, to provide resources that can be shared with their patients, and to help assist them with the clinical assessment of a patient with suspected monkeypox. [Handout, Patients – What You Need to Know About Monkeypox]

 

Additional Monkeypox information for Healthcare Professionals:

Information For Healthcare Professionals | Monkeypox | Poxvirus | CDC

Posted on 06/16/2022


Free Physician Counseling


 

Program Features

  • Free limited counseling sessions for Oklahoma physicians
  • Confidential counseling 
  • Locations available throughout Oklahoma
  • Telemedicine sessions available
  • Appointment hours are flexible with a physician’s schedule in mind
  • Urgent appointments are available


Click here to learn more about the Physician Wellness Program/

 

Posted on 11/06/2020


Response times and COVID


Your Message Has Been Received

We apologize that the Oklahoma Medical board is currently “work location” compromised with the licensing staff due to the Pandemic. With the current events, most of us are working from home and may not be able to answer our phones in a timely manner. Please know and understand that we are working as efficiently as we can. We want to get health professionals licensed and working as fast as possible. Phone calls, snail mail and faxes can slow the licensing process down considerably!

PLEASE USE EMAIL TO CORRESPOND WITH US. Emails ARE much faster and less interruptive in the licensing process. PLEASE SCAN DOCUMENTS AND EMAIL TO US. Every piece of mailed, faxed information or when dropped by the agency in person is a slower process due to in-office scheduling.

We want you to come to Oklahoma to practice SO help us during this time to protect the citizens of this state by helping us do our due diligence and prompt licensure process BY USING EMAIL for all of your communication. 

Please understand this agency processes an average of 2300 applications each year and renews over 25,000 licensees annually. EMAILS are managed by the same individuals who process licensure applications. Duplicate emails, phone calls and faxes reduce the amount of time these individuals have to process YOUR application. Please be assured that the information included with your EMAIL will be collected and documented.

If the email submitted includes information pertaining to a pending application, please be advised that updates to applications will be reflected on the * Check the Status of a Pending Application portal at

https://secure.okmedicalboard.org/applicant/signin

*All applicants will receive a letter with their specific PIN to check their application status on-line. The applicant should share their PIN with their authorized contact person so that they can check the application online portal as well. If an application has been submitted but you have not yet received a PIN to check the application status, it is because the application is still being processed. The PIN will be sent as soon as the checklist has been created.

The staff of the Oklahoma Medical Board appreciates your cooperation and patience.

Lyle R. Kelsey, Director
Oklahoma Medical Board

Posted on 08/28/2020


Personal Identity Info


Click here to learn how the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision stores and uses Personally Identifiable Information (PII).

Posted on 11/01/2019


Perinatal Mental Health


New Oklahoma Statute on Perinatal Mental Health Effective Nov. 1

A new Oklahoma statute related to perinatal mental health goes into effect November 1, 2019. This statute, from enrolled SB 419, requires Oklahoma hospitals and licensed health care providers to educate and screen their patients for perinatal mental health disorders.

Click here for more information about the Perinatal Mental Health statute

Posted on 10/28/2019


NEW Opioid Best Practices


Latest Update to the Opioid Best Practices Document (click to view)

 

Senate Bill 848 - Requires One Hour of Opioid Prescribing Continuing Medical Education annually (Click to view) 

Posted on 06/14/2019


PMP Utilization Monitored


Prescription Monitoring Program – PMP: Failure to check PMP is grounds for disciplinary action by the respective licensing board of each Prescriber. PMP must be checked at the initial prescription and then at least every 180 days. 63 O.S. §2-309D(G)  For best practice, the PMP should be checked more frequently than 180 days, but it is not required by 63 O.S. §2-309(D).

Chronic Pain Prescriptions: If continuing treatment for three months or more, practitioner shall: (1) review every three (3) months the course of treatment, any new information regarding etiology of pain and progress toward treatment objectives; (2) assess patient prior to every renewal to determine if patient is experiencing dependency and document assessment; (3) periodically make reasonable efforts, unless clinically contraindicated to stop, decrease dosage, or try other treatment modalities; (4) review PMP; (5) monitor compliance with patient provider agreement, and state “chronic pain” on the face of the prescription.

Posted on 06/14/2019


Marijuana Guidelines


Posted on 03/12/2019


Medical Marijuana Act


What physicians need to know about Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Act

In June of 2018, Oklahoma voters approved medical marijuana through the passage of State Question 788. The law allows qualifying patients to purchase and use medical marijuana from a licensed dispensary if certain criteria are met. Patients must provide a recommendation form signed by a physician. The following provides guidance on physician registration and physician recommendations.

Guidance for Recommending Physicians

Physician Registration Form

 

IMPORTANT:  The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (OMMA) Food Safety Standards Board is the authority entrusted to carry out the requirements of this Law.

Please direct all calls and inquiries to OMMA at:

Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority 
Phone: (405) 522-6662 
Email: 
omma@ok.gov 
Website: 
omma.ok.gov

Posted on 08/21/2018


Medical Treatment Laws CE


Health Care Providers' Responsibilities and Rights Under Certain Medical Treatment Laws.
Pursuant to state law (Title 63, Oklahoma Stat. Ann, Section 3162), inpatient health care services entities shall ensure that all health care providers and other defined officials associated with the inpatient health care services entity are provided with a copy of this brochure - Click here to read and print the brochure

Online Presentation is available on the Education Section of this Website.  Click here: Education
.
The Guide to create login and use the online presentation can be downloaded at: The Guide to MTLA
.
Information for Patients and Their Families: Click here to read Your Medical Treatment Rights Under Oklahoma Law.

 

Full Text of Enrolled House Bill 2603 -this is the text of the legislation that created this requirement:

http://www.okmedicalboard.org/download/743/Medical+Treatment+Laws+Information+Act+-+HB2603.pdf

Posted on 03/24/2015

About

Medical Board's Mission

To promote the Health, Safety and Well-being of the citizens (patients) of Oklahoma by requiring a high level of qualifications, standards and continuing education for licenses regulated by Oklahoma Medical Board. To protect the on-going Health Safety and Well-being of the citizens (patients) of Oklahoma by investigating complaints, conducting public hearings, effectuating and monitoring disciplinary actions against any of the licensed professionals, while providing the licensee with proper due process and all rights afforded under the law. To provide any member of society upon request, a copy of the specific public records and information on any of the licensed professionals.

Medical Board's Vision

To ensure that qualified health care professionals are available to the citizens of Oklahoma.

Medical Board's Values and Behaviors

We take pride in our agency's ability to ensure that qualified healthcare professionals are available to the citizens of this state. We will perform our responsibilities with integrity and professionalism. We recognize the importance of personal and professional development for each employee and we will seek ways to expand their knowledge and capabilities.

We will be responsive to the needs of the potential licensees. The agency strives to process an application for licensure within a reasonable length time.

We are committed to protecting the public from the aberrant practices of any licensed professional. We will be sensitive to the complaints from anyone concerning a professional licensed by the agency. Complaints in any form and from any source will be reviewed, acknowledged and adjudicated to some conclusion within a conservative time period.

We will respond in a timely manner to anyone needing services and/or information from the agency in person or by telephone, fax, e-mail, postal mail or the Internet. We value our ability to serve the public by providing useful and easily accessible information.

All public records are available for review and all board meetings are open to the public.

Website information

This website and its contents are updated 3 times daily. Here you will find current and vital information on medical practitioners licensed by the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision (OSBMLS). The Board has made every effort to present this information in a timely, unbiased format.

NOTICE: This public website is designed to serve the public with their individual search for providers. It is not intended for mass harvesting of data/data mining for business purpose. All searches are monitored and any attempt of data mining will result in your IP address being blocked from accessing our server. To obtain data for business purpose use our database request form or subscribe to our subscriber services. Contact supportservices@okmedicalboard.org for more information.

Agendas & Minutes

Meeting Date Agenda (last modified) Results
July 2022 Agenda (07/27/2022) Results
June 2022 Agenda (06/21/2022) Results
May 2022 Agenda (05/10/2022) Results
March 2022 Agenda (03/08/2022) Results
January 2022 Agenda (01/18/2022) Results
November 2021 Agenda (11/16/2021) Results
September 2021 Agenda (09/14/2021) Results
August 2021 Agenda (08/18/2021) Results
July 2021 Agenda (07/27/2021) Results
June 2021 Agenda (06/22/2021) Results
May 13 2021 Agenda (05/11/2021) Results
May 3 2021 Agenda (04/30/2021) Results
March 2021 Agenda (03/10/2021) Results
January 2021 Agenda (01/20/2021) Results

Subscriber Services

Download the MD and Allied Primary Source Verification Contract.

Download the Add DO licensee Primary Source Verification Contract.

  • In-depth data available on MDs, Podiatrists, Perfusionists and 9 other Allied Medical Professionals.
  • In-depth data available on DOs (Osteopathic Doctors).
  • Secure Website access
  • Data updated three times daily
  • Basic Data includes:
    Name, Address, Phone, Fax, County of Practice, License Number, Date Issued, Date expires, License type, Specialties, Restrictions, Certifications, Supervisors’ info, Status, Status Class, CME or CE year, Fee History, Hospital Privileges, References, etc.
  • Other State Licenses:
    License number, State, Status, Primary Source verified info.
  • Education History:
    School name, Type, Dates From and To, Degree, Verified info.
  • Medical School and Postgraduate History:
    School name, Type, Specialty, Dates From and To, Degree, ACGME and other Verified info. and dates. – All this information is obtained from the Primary Source.
  • Exam information:
    Exam type, Date of exam, exam verified info.
  • National Verification Info:
    ECFMG number and date verified, Federation Clearance date, and AMA profile received date – All this information is obtained from the Primary Source.
  • Practice History:
    Employer, Specialty, Supervisor, Dates From and To, and verified information.
  • NPI numbers:
    Licensees provide NPI numbers to the Board while updating their profile online – we do not verify this number for accuracy.
  • Pending and/or Past Disciplinary Actions:
    Date, Action, Reason, Remarks AND Board Filings and/or Orders in PDF format – History and orders date back to 1960s through current.
  • Other Services to Subscribers:
    1. Complete list of Sanctioned Licensees
    2. Update "custom licensee list" to narrow down the search
    Both these services allow filtering, sorting and drilldown functionalities.
    • Automatic Email Notifications:
      Automatic email notification to subscribers for their "Custom Licensee List" upon any of the following events occurring:
      1. License Status changes from Active to Inactive or vice versa.
      2. Disciplinary actions such as: suspension, revocation, probation, complaint-citation, etc.
    • Application Status Check:
      Check the status of applicants and know all deficiencies on file and pending dates, etc.
    • Search Count:
      real time search count and archive of monthly search counts for billing purposes.
    • Printer friendly formats.
    • Disclaimer to comply with "Primary Source Verification Requirements".
    • 24/7 Tech Support.

For on-site demo of these services or for more information on subscriber contract Contact us at:
Phone: 405-962-1400
Fax: 405-962-1499

Also download the Online Users Contract.

Bill Pay

Pay online for following services:

  • Application to practice fee - Physician Assistants - PA
  • Duplicate Display Certificate
  • MD Training License Renewal
  • MD Training-to-Full License Fee 250.00
  • DATA REQUEST
  • LETTER OF INCORPORATION
  • Letter of VERIFICATION
  • Online Subscribers
  • Probation, Investigation fees & Admin Fines
  • MISCELLANEOUS FEES - Payment for Miscellaneous Items

Register online for seminar

eServices

License Renewal & Update

Renew and update your MD, Allied, Perfusionist, or PA license online.

Allied License Renewal and Continuing Education Posting
Print/Download your Wallet Card
Initial License Application
Online Application Status Check

Check the status of your application for a new license.

VeriDoc - Send your license to other state medical boardsVeriDoc Service

Use the VeriDoc Service to send Verification of your medical license (M.D.) and Physician Assistant license (P.A.) to another state medical board.

Prescription Monitoring Program - Track Prescriptions Online
Prescription Monitoring Program

Use the Prescription Monitoring Program to verify patients' prescription drug history before prescribing new drugs.


Fees


Profession

Initial App Fee

Expiration Date

Shall not practice after this date in any capacity

Renewal Fee

Window to renew with late fee after expiration

Shall not practice during this window

Total Due with Late Fee

Anesthesiologist Assistant (ANA)

$150

10/31 every 2 yrs

$150

30 days

$250

Athletic Trainer - Apprentice (AA)

$30

8/31

$15

30 days

$25

Athletic Trainer (AT)

$145

8/31

$55

30 days

$110

Dietician - Licensed (LD)

$120

10/31

$100

90 days
1 year

$150
$150

Dietician - Provisional (PD)

$30

10/31

100

90 days
1 year

$150
$150

Medical Doctor

$500
$750 (temp)

1st day of issue month every year

$200

60 days

$350

Music Therapist - Licensed (LPMT)

$50

Last day of issue month every 2 yrs

$50

None

N/A

O&P -
LO / LPO / LPR

$300

12/31 every 2 yrs

$150

30 days
1 year

$210
$270

O&P -
RPA / ROA / RPOA

$100

12/31 every 2 yrs

$100

30 days
1 year

$160
$220

O&P -
RTO / RTP / RTPO

$60

12/31 every 2 yrs

$60

30 days
1 year

$120
$180

Occupational Therapist (OT)

$120

10/31

$100

1 year

$120

Occupational Therapy Assistant (OA)

$120

10/31

$100

1 year

$120

Pedorthist (LPED)

$180

1/31

$60

1 year

$90

Perfusionist - Licensed (LP)

$400

1/31

$200

90 days

$400

Perfusionist - Provisional (PP)

$250

1/31

$200

90 days

$400

Physical Therapist (PT)

$150

1/31

$90

90 days

$110

Physical Therapy Assistant (TA)

$135

1/31

$60

90 days

$75

Physician Assistant (PA)

$150

3/31

$125

60 days

$225

Podiatrist (POD)

$200

6/30 every 2 yrs

$150

90 days

N/A

Podiatrist - Training (POD)

$50

1 year after issued

N/A

None

N/A

Radiology Assistant (RA)

$100

3/31 every 2 yrs

$200

30 days

$300

Registered Electrologist (RE)

$50

12/31

$50

30 days

$62.50

Respiratory Care - Practitioner (RC)

$100

Last day of issue month every 2 yrs

$100

30 days

$220

Respiratory Care - Provisional (PR)

$100

Last day of issue month every 6 months

$100

30 days

N/A

Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (TRS)

$125

11/30 every 2 yrs

$100

30 days

$115