Medical Doctor Renewals 2014-2016 FAQ List
Application period for Medical doctors whose last names start with the
letters A through L will begin Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. and end
Monday, June 30, 2014, at 4:30 p.m. EDT.
doctors whose last names begin with the letters A through L are required to
renew for the years 2014 - 2016.
Beginning May 8, 2014, licensees may renew online by going to the Board's
website and following the online renewal directions if they:
currently hold an ACTIVE medical license; or
currently hold an INACTIVE medical license and will renew in an INACTIVE
have obtained the required continuing medical/podiatric education;
answer “no” to all questions listed on page five (5) of the paper renewal
for the list of questions);
desire to pay via credit/debit card.
licensees who (a) chose not to renew online, (b) chose not to pay by
credit/debit card or (c) cannot renew online due to a “yes “ answer on page
five (5) may download a renewal application, available during the renewal
period, from the Board’s website.
The Board of
Medicine will no longer mail a paper renewal application to the medical
doctors who are renewing their licenses.
End of Life Care including pain management continuing medical
education is no longer required.
Three (3) hours of Continuing Medical Education from a Board approved
program in the area of Best Practice Prescribing of Controlled Substances
and Drug Diversion Training taken within the previous renewal period (July
1, 2012 – June 30, 2014) is now required.
are my options to renew my license?
A: You may
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
If you chose to reinstate your license within one year of the
expiration date you will need to complete a reinstatement application and
submit your CME for the previous two year renewal cycle.
If your license remains expired for more than one year and you wish
to return to WV to practice, you will need to reapply to activate your
are the CME requirements?
the period 7/1/12 to 6/30/14 you must have:
Completed 50 hours of Category I CME acquired during the period 7/1/12 to 6/30/14, with at least thirty (30) hours of the
required fifty (50) hours of continuing medical education being
related to the physician's area or areas of specialty and
which may include the mandated three (3) hours
of CME from a Board approved program in the area of Best Practice
Prescribing of Controlled Substances and Drug Diversion Training OR Sat for and passed a certification or recertification
examination of one of the ABMS Boards OR
Documented successful involvement in the maintenance of certification from
an ABMS member board
Successfully completed three (3) hours of CME
from a Board approved program in the area of Best Practice Prescribing of
Controlled Substances and Drug Diversion Training.
Q3: I am in
residency or fellowship. Do I still need CME?
A: One full
year of ACGME approved postgraduate training during the period 7/1/12 to
6/30/14 will satisfy the 50 hours of CME.
necessary to successfully completed three (3)
hours of CME from a Board approved program in the area of Best Practice
Prescribing of Controlled Substances and Drug Diversion Training.
Q4: What if
my information changes after I submit my application?
A: You are
certifying on the renewal form that the provided information is accurate for
the period 7/1/12 to 6/30/14. Therefore, you must timely submit to the
Board any revised information and changes which have occurred.
Q5: 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 "yes"?
note the words "court ordered".
already reported a malpractice case settlement or judgment that occurred in
2010. 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, 2012, to June
30, 2014). 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.
Q7: What if
I forgot my West Virginia medical license number and want to renew online?
may, (a). go to the Board’s website at
and search by your name to locate your number or (b) find your medical
license number on your wallet card. PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE OFFICE FOR YOUR
Q8: I had
disciplinary action taken in another state during the period July 1, 2012,
to June 30, 2014. May I renew online?
A: No. If
you answer “yes” to any of the questions listed on page five (5) of the
for the list of questions),
you MUST renew using the paper renewal application.
Q9: 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, your paper renewal application,
along with payment must be received at the Board office, on or before June
30, 2014, at 4:30 p.m., in order to ensure that your license does not
I tried to renew online and wasn’t able to do so because I had a “yes”
answer to one of the questions. What do I do now?
A: You must
complete a paper application. Please download a paper application from the
Boards website at
. Your paper renewal application, along with payment must be received at the
Board office, on or before June 30, 2014, at 4:30 p.m., in order that your
license does not expire.
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
Q12: Is the
online renewal site secure?
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.
Q13: Can I
print a copy of the online renewal application after I have completed the
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 Office.
don’t ever plan on practicing medicine in West Virginia again and would like
to give up my West Virginia license.
let your license expire. No action is necessary on your part.
if my application is not received in your office or completed online by the
deadline (June 30, 2014, at 4:30 p.m., EDT)?
to WV Law, your license will expire.
our group renew multiple physicians online all at the same time with one
credit/debit card transaction?
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
if my paper application is postmarked before July 1, 2014, but not received
in your office prior to June 30, 2014, at 4:30 p.m.?
application clearly states that your application must be RECEIVED (not
postmarked) before June 30, 2014, 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 1, 2014.
Q18: 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 your successful
completion of the renewal process.
malpractice carrier or hospital where I have privileges wants a copy of my
new license now. Will you fax/scan it to me?
A: No. We
will not fax/scan 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
you fax a renewal application to me?
A. No. You may download and copy an application from the Boards website.
renewed in the INACTIVE status and already paid $150, but decided before
June 30, 2014, that I really need an ACTIVE license, which costs $400. What
can I do?
the Board offices at 304.558.2921 for instructions.
are the most common errors that may result in the return of a paper
applications will be returned for the following reasons:
It did not include at least one telephone number on page one.
Failure to provide all current addresses; failure to designate a
PREFERRED MAILING ADDRESS.
Submission of multiple applications with one check for the total fee.
Submission of the application without the appropriate renewal fee.
Missing signatures or dates.
Unanswered questions on page 5.
Missing documentation for a “yes” answer.
All illegible applications will be returned.
Come back again soon as this list will be updated frequently with new
questions and answers