Roles and Responsibilities –
State Medical Boards

Before a physician can practice medicine in any state, he or she must apply for a medical license and be approved by the state medical board. Medical boards investigate complaints against physicians and pursue disciplinary action when appropriate, which may include revoking a physician's medical license. Most state medical boards provide online services for the public to verify a physician's medical license and check for state disciplinary action.

The process for registering a complaint or concern varies by state. The following link will provide you with the information and forms you need to follow through with your state medical board.

Links to state medical boards »