Locums licensing alert—several boards backlogged

Posted by VISTA Staffing on Jun 9, 2014 10:31:00 AM

Once again we are in the very busy time for both locum tenens and permanent licenses.Many boards are overwhelmed with new resident licensure.Here is a list of boards that have advised us of how far they are behind.

  1. Arizona – two to three months behind with applications and verifications
  2. Alaska – one month behind in going through the mail.Once the application is complete and ready for executive review it is taking three weeks to be reviewed.
  3. California – 90 + days just to process the application. The board is also not able to respond to emails or message left on the phone.
  4. Texas – Not able to commit to dates. They report that it is currently taking 9-12 months from start to finish of a license.
  5. Wisconsin – Reports that they are six months behind.

New Mexico renewals: If a doctor received his or her license prior to September 1, 2007 and is up for renewal, the doctor will need to submit fingerprint cards as part of the renewal process.There is an additional charge of $34.00 to process the fingerprints.This process will be in effect during the 2008, 2009 and 2010 renewals periods.All New Mexico licenses expire on July 1.

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