The primary objectives of the Delaware Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline are to promote public health, safety and welfare and to protect the public from the unprofessional, improper, unauthorized, or unqualified practice of medicine and certain other healthcare professions. To meet these objectives, the Board
The Board issues physician (M.D. and D.O.) licenses and physician training licenses to residents, interns, fellows and house physicians.
The Board also issues licenses these additional healthcare professions: physician assistants, respiratory care practitioners, acupuncture practitioners, acupuncture detoxification specialists, genetic counselors and polysomnographers. A Council for each of these healthcare professions advises and assists the Board on licensure and regulatory matters pertaining to its profession.
The Board also issues certifications to and has other responsibilties in regard to emergency medical technicians/paramedics in collaboration with the Office of Emergency Medical Services.
The Board's statutory authority is in 24 Del. C., Chapter 17. Additional statutory provisions on the Board's responsibilties in connection with emergency medical technicians/paramedics are in 16 Del. C., Chapter 97 and Chapter 98.
To renew your license, you will be required to attest that you have completed mandatory training required by Delaware law on
The mandatory training is required by Section 1723 of the Medical Practice Act, effective August 1, 2010. It applies to everyone licensed by the Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline including Physicians Assistants, Respiratory Care Practitioners, Paramedics, Genetics Counselors, Acupuncture Practitioners, Acupuncture Detoxification Specialists, and Polysomnographers as well as Physicians.
The mandatory training has been approved by the Medical Society of Delaware for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
The mandatory training must meet the requirements of the Child Protection Accountability Commission (CPAC). You will meet the mandatory training requirement if you:
To satisfy the mandatory training requirement, online or live training must:
Yes. You must complete the training before every renewal, and you must attest to completing the training on your renewal application. Failure to do so will delay renewal of your license.
go to http://www.dpr.delaware.gov – click Medical Practice, then click License Law, then on Subchapter III. When you get to Subchapter III, scroll down to §1723.
40 Credit hours are required per 2 year term. All CME hours must be Category 1 and in the physician's primary area of practice.