2020 SPRING LICENSE RENEWAL CYCLE EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 31st
On March 13, 2020, the Governor issued a proclamation declaring a public health emergency in Idaho regarding the threat of novel coronavirus, identified as COVID-19. In this Proclamation, the Governor authorized the Idaho State Board of Medicine temporarily to exercise enforcement discretion, implement temporary rules, and waive certain licensing and related requirements to maximize access to health care services and provider support. Therefore, the Board of Medicine is pleased to inform you that we are delaying all license renewals and supervisory registrations set to expire on June 30, 2020 in Idaho. All licensees and those with supervisory registrations will not be required to renew their license to practice medicine until later this year. We anticipate that this change will assist our medical professionals to focus on the much-needed care for the citizens of Idaho and will make the annual renewal cycle more convenient overall.
If your license expires on June 30, 2021 this notice does not apply to you.
To implement this change, there will be no renewal processing April through June 2020. If your license is set to expire on June 30, 2020, your license will be extended until October 31, 2020. We will launch our renewal process 90 days after the Idaho State of Emergency is lifted by the Governor. Fees for this delayed renewal cycle will be unchanged from the normal fees associated with renewing your license.
The expiration date of your current license or supervisory registration will be updated to October 31, 2020, in the Board’s database. We are also extending the reporting of CMEs for the FY2020 renewal cycle to 90 days after the State of Emergency is lifted by the Governor. Please note: We will not be issuing new wallet cards to reflect the updated license expiration date, but the new date will be reflected on the BOM website.
We will send out notices for our 2020 renewal cycle in July of 2020. This timeline may be extended if needed. Please take a moment to review your current mailing address on the Board of Medicine’s website and make any corrections necessary online. In addition, please provide a valid e-mail address that you access frequently.
Thank you for your attention to this important matter.
Idaho State Board of Medicine