Only those medical doctors whose last
names begin with the letters M through Z and all podiatrists are
required to renew for the years 2013 - 2015.
For the biennial years 2013 - 2015,
the Board of Medicine will not be mailing a paper renewal application to
all the medical doctors and podiatrists who are renewing their licenses.
Beginning May 9, 2013, licensees who meet specific criteria for
online renewal may go to the Board's website and follow the online
- The Online Renewal Application will only be available beginning
May 9, 2013, until Friday, June 28, 2013, at 4:30 P.M., EDT.
- End of Life Care including pain management continuing medical
education is no longer required.
Q1: I would like to renew online this
year. What are the requirements?
A: You must meet ALL of the
- currently hold an ACTIVE medical/podiatric license;
- currently hold an INACTIVE medical/podiatric license and will
renew in an INACTIVE status; and
- have obtained the required continuing medical/podiatric education;
“no” to all questions listed on page five (5) of the paper renewal
application (click here for the list of questions); and
- desire to
pay via credit/debit card.
The Online Renewal Application will only be available beginning May 9,
2013, until Friday, June 28, 2013, at 4:30 P.M. EDT.
Q2: What are my options to renew my
A: You may register as
- INACTIVE (you maintain registration with this office and must
complete the required CME, but you may not practice until the Board
converts the status of your license to active)
- or you may allow your license to EXPIRE, which requires no
action by you. If your license remains expired for more than one
year and you wish to return to WV to practice, you will, at that
time, need to reapply for licensure as a new applicant, which
requires completing an abbreviated reactivation application.
Q3: What are the CME requirements?
A: 50 hours of Category I acquired
during the period 7/1/11 to 6/30/13, and at least thirty (30) hours of the required
fifty (50) hours of continuing medical/podiatric education must be related to the
physician's or podiatrist's area or areas of specialty.
Q4: I am board certified
by one of the ABMS member boards. How many hours are counted toward the
required 50 hours of continuing medical education for the renewal period
2013 - 2015?
A: If you sit for and pass a certification or recertification
examination of one of the ABMS member boards, and receive certification
or recertification from said board during the period 7/1/11 to 6/30/13,
you will satisfy the 50 hours of CME for the 2013 – 2015 renewal period,
If you provide documentation of successful involvement in maintenance of
certification from said ABMS member board during the period 7/1/11 to
6/30/13, you will satisfy the 50 hours of CME for the 2013 – 2015
Q5: I am in residency or fellowship.
Do I still need CME?
A: One full year of ACGME approved
postgraduate training during the period 7/1/11 to 6/30/13 will satisfy
the 50 hours of CME.
Q6: What if I complete the
renewal form on May 20, 2013, and my information changes?
A: You are certifying on the renewal
form that this information is accurate for the period 7/1/11 to
6/30/13. Therefore, you must notify the Board in writing if any of the
Q7: What do you mean by the questions
on page 3 regarding child support obligation? I have children who live
with me. Of course I support them, does that mean I need to answer
A: Please note the words "court
Q8: I already reported a malpractice
case settlement or judgment that occurred in 1993. Do I have to report
it every time I renew my license?
A: No. The questions on page 5 refer
to the last two-year period (July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013). You do not
need to report anything that happened prior to that period unless you
have not previously reported the information. Additionally, you do not
need to report cases that are pending or have been dismissed with no
settlement or judgment.
Q9: What if I forgot my West Virginia
medical/podiatric license number and want to renew online?
A: There are several options. (A)
You may go to the Board’s website at
www.wvbom.wv.gov and search by
your name to locate your number; (B) You may obtain your license number
from the paper renewal application form if one has been mailed to you; (C) You may find
your medical/podiatry license number on your wallet card. PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE
OFFICE FOR YOUR LICENSE NUMBER.
Q10: I had disciplinary action taken
in another state during the period July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2013. May
I renew online?
A: No. If you answer “yes” to any
of the questions listed on page five (5) of the paper application
here for the list of questions), you MUST renew using the paper renewal
Q11: What if I try to renew online,
but my credit/debit card is not accepted?
A: IF YOUR CREDIT/DEBIT CARD IS NOT
ACCEPTED, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO COMPLETE THE RENEWAL PROCESS ONLINE.
You may, however, try again with a different card by using the “BACK”
button to get back to the credit card page and enter another
credit/debit card number; otherwise, you must submit a paper renewal
application, along with a check or money order, on or before June 28,
2013, at 4:30 p.m., in order that your license does not expire.
Q12. I tried to renew online and
wasn’t able to do so because I had a “yes” answer to one of the
questions on page five (5) of the renewal application. What do I do now?
A: Call the Board offices at
304.558.2921 x70012 to obtain a paper application.
Q13: What if I start my online renewal
and get interrupted and am unable to finish the application at that
time? Do I need to start over?
A: Yes, the online renewal
application will not be saved. You must begin the application again.
Q14: Is the online renewal site
A: Yes, the site is secure. The
fees portion of the online renewal process is handled through the State
Treasurer’s Office e-pay system, and your credit/debit card statement
will reflect this.
Q15: Can I print a copy of the online
renewal application after I have completed the form?
A: You may print each
screen as you go through the application process. You may also
receive a copy of your answers via e-mail by supplying a valid e-mail
address on the payment screen while completing the online renewal
process. The e-mail will be generated by the WV State Treasurer's
Q16: I don’t ever plan on practicing
medicine/podiatry in West Virginia again and would like to give up my West
A: Simply let your license
expire. No action is necessary on your part.
Q17: What if my application is not
received in your office or completed online by the deadline (June 28,
2013, at 4:30 p.m., EDT)?
A: Pursuant to WV Law, your
license will expire for failure to provide the certification
of the successful completion of a minimum of 50 hours of CME in a timely
Q18: May our group renew multiple
physicians online all at the same time with one credit/debit card
A: No. DO NOT DELEGATE COMPLETION
OF THE RENEWAL APPLICATION TO ANY OTHER PERSON. The online renewal
application must be completed by the licensee. The certifications
contained in the online renewal application are the same as a legal
Q19: What if my paper application is
postmarked before July 1, 2013, but not received in your office prior to
June 28, 2013, at 4:30 p.m.?
A: The application clearly states
that your application must be RECEIVED (not postmarked) before June 28,
2013, at 4:30 p.m. Therefore, any application received after the
deadline will be returned to the physician, along with a reinstatement
application, and the license will expire as of July
Q20: I have mailed my renewal form to
you or successfully completed the online renewal process. When may I
expect to receive my new wallet card?
A: Your new wallet card should be
mailed to you within two (2) weeks of receipt of your renewal form in
the Board office.
Q21: My malpractice carrier or
hospital where I have privileges wants a copy of my new license now.
Will you fax it to me?
A: No. We will not fax copies of
these cards to anyone. It is important for you to keep your wallet card
with you and to keep copies of it in a location where you can find them.
We do not keep copies of the wallet cards that are mailed to you. To
request a duplicate wallet card, the physician must submit a written
request and a new card will be printed and mailed to the physician.
Q22: Will you fax a renewal
application to me or may I download the renewal application off the web?
A. No. A request form for a paper application is
available on our website at
www.wvbom.gov under the “FORMS” section.
Q23: I renewed in the INACTIVE status
and already paid $150, but decided before June 28, 2013, that I really
need an ACTIVE license, which costs $400. What can I do?
A. Contact the Board offices at
304.558.2921 x70012 for instructions.
Q24: What are the most common errors
that may result in the return of my paper application?
Please be sure to include at least one telephone number on page one.
Failure to provide at least one contact phone number will cause your
paper application to be returned to you.
If you change your PREFERRED MAILING ADDRESS, be sure also to make the
appropriate change(s) to either your HOME ADDRESS or your MAIN WORK ADDRESS.
The Board cannot make assumptions as to which address is your preferred mailing address.
Submission of multiple applications with
one check for the total fee. If one of the applications must be
returned, this might delay the processing of the remainder of the
applications, as the check cannot be posted until all applications
Submission of the application without the appropriate renewal fee.
Come back again soon as this list will be updated frequently with new
questions and answers