Yesterday, the VISTA Staffing Solutions licensing department received notices in the mail for three of our Colorado licensed physicians from a company representing itself as “Colorado Physician Certification Services” with a postmark from Florida and a return address in California. These notices indicate that the physicians' professional certification renewal is due and they must submit $412.00 by March 15th. Upon investigation by Hannah Owen, VISTA Licensing Renewal Specialist, we learned that the Colorado Board of Medical Examiners did not issue these renewal notices.
VISTA’s licensing team received the following email from Lisa E. Jackson, Enforcement Program Manager, Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies. “It has come to our attention that Colorado physicians are receiving a notification from an entity representing itself as ‘Colorado Physician Certification Services’ with an address in Sacramento, California. Please be advised that this notification is a scam. This entity does not represent the Colorado Board of Medical Examiners, Colorado physician licenses are not currently being renewed, and this notification should be disregarded. Please do not send any money to this entity! We have also asked the Colorado Attorney General's office to investigate. A sample of the notification letter is posted on the Medical Board's website athttp://www.dora.state.co.us/medical.
Please be very wary of any notice you receive in the mail from any Board requesting information or money. If you have questions about the validity of a notice you receive, contact your VISTA licensing team at 800-366-1884, or the board directly.