Physician License Renewal

* Updates and Information *

License renewal starts 7/16/2018 for medical licenses expiring 9/30/2018 (Last names A-L)

Medical Liability Insurance

There will be a yes/no question on the 2017/2018 renewal about whether a physician maintains medical liability insurance. The answer will be posted on the Practitioner Profiles. Practitioners can also edit their yes/no question within their profile.

Physicians must use the following Board-supplied forms to comply with the new law's requirements:

The language in the documents was drafted and approved by the Board in compliance with Maryland Code Annotated, Health Occupations Article §14-508 (effective date October 1, 2017). Alteration of the language in the documents may result in non-compliance with the law.

Registration Deadline - Practitioners who prescribe CDS must be registered with the PDMP in order to obtain a new or renewal CDS license. For more information, click HERE or visit the PDMP/Crisp Registration website.

Effective January 2, 2017, the CME regulations were amended to allow licensees to earn CME credits up to the date of license expiration instead of licensees being required to earn the credits prior to the date of submission of the license renewal application.

License Renewal starts on July 16, 2018, for physician licenses expiring September 30, 2018. There is no grace period after September 30th. You are not authorized to practice medicine if your license is not renewed by September 30, 2018 11:59 pm EST.

At a minimum, you will need the following information to complete the online renewal application:

  • Medical License Number
  • National Provider Identifier (NPI) number, if available. (Individual and/or Organizational). To search for your NPI, go to NPI Public Registry Search
  • Workman's Compensation carrier name, policy number, and expiration date--only if you employ one or more individuals in your practice
  • General office information (address, email addresses, telephone and fax numbers)
  • Access to a printer to print a copy of your completed renewal application, your receipt of payment, and to print a copy of your downloaded license.

The current annual license renewal fee for medical doctors (MDs) and doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs) is $512*.

* Includes renewal fee of $436.00 + physician rehabilitation and peer review program fee of $50.00 + $26.00 assessment to fund the Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC). The MHCC fee is subject to change.

All renewing physicians are required to submit a Criminal History Records check (CHRC) prior to renewing their license. Click CHRC Instructions for more information.

Your licensure name must match your CHRC fingerprint request name. If there's a discrepancy, we cannot match the CHRC report to your license. If your name has legally changed, you should submit a Physician Name Change Request Form prior to submitting a CHRC. Once processed, you will then be able to log back into your renewal to print out an updated copy of your license and the Board will be able to match the CHRC to the licensure name.

Physicians applying for renewal of the license must earn at least 50 Category 1 CME credits in the two-year period preceding the license expiration date. Physicians should not send CME documents to the Board unless selected for audit. A list of activities that meet the Board’s Category 1 CME requirement and the required documentation can be viewed by clicking this link: COMAR

(Note: The Board may impose a penalty of $100 per continuing medical education credit for failure to obtain the required continuing medical education credits.)

Physicians are exempt from the continuing education requirement for the first license renewal.

If you'd like to generate a copy of your renewal license, renewal receipt, or renewal application, please click on the Renew Your License link (on the right) to access the renewal site.

From there, enter your logon credentials and click the Logon button. A link will display to download and print your renewal materials.