Delaware Information

Medical Board

861 Silver Lake Blvd.
Suite 203
Dover, Delaware 19904

Website: dpr.delaware.gov/boards/medicalpractice
Email: customerservice.dpr@state.de.us
Phone: 302.744.4500

Program Information

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

  • develops standards for professional competency
  • promulgates rules and regulations
  • adjudicates complaints against professionals and, when necessary, imposes disciplinary sanctions.

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.

Mandatory Training

To renew your license, you will be required to attest that you have completed mandatory training required by Delaware law on

  • how to recognize child sexual and physical abuse, exploitation and domestic violence, and
  • your reporting obligations under the Medical Practice Act and 16 Del. C. §903.

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:

  • Take the online training entitled Medical Professionals Mandatory Reporting Training. An introduction to the training is available at http://courts.delaware.gov/childadvocate/mandatoryreporting.stm. To register for the training, go to http://ocade.server.tracorp.com/. When you register, select Medical Professionals on the Group Code drop-down.
    OR
  • Attend an in-person CPAC presentation entitled Child Abuse Identification and Reporting Guidelines for Delaware Medical Providers and Physicians' Duty to Report Unprofessional Conduct. This presentation may be requested as onsite training in physician offices that can guarantee at least 25 participants. To schedule a session, contact Jessica Begley at jessica.begley@state.de.us or (302) 255-1746.

To satisfy the mandatory training requirement, online or live training must:

  • address how to recognize child abuse and domestic violence,
  • provide Delaware-specific information on reporting child abuse, and
  • last at least one hour.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.