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The primary objectives of the Delaware Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline are to promote public health, safety and welfare and to protect the public from the unprofessional, improper, unauthorized, or unqualified practice of medicine and certain other healthcare professions. To meet these objectives, the Board:
The Board issues physician (M.D. and D.O.) licenses and physician training licenses to residents, interns, fellows and house physicians.
The Board also issues for licenses these additional healthcare professions: physician assistants, respiratory care practitioners, acupuncture practitioners, acupuncture detoxification specialists, eastern medicine practitioners, genetic counselors, polysomnographers, midwifery practitioners and administrative medical. A Council for each of these healthcare professions advises and assists the Board on licensure and regulatory matters pertaining to its profession.
The Board also issues certifications to and has other responsibilities in regard to emergency medical technicians/paramedics in collaboration with the Office of Emergency Medical Services.
The Board’s statutory authority is in 24 Del. C., Chapter 17. Additional statutory provisions on the Board’s responsibilities in connection with emergency medical technicians/paramedics are in 16 Del. C., Chapter 97 and Chapter 98.
Unless notified otherwise, the Board generally meets the first Tuesday of every month at 2:30 p.m., except for the month of August and December. Each Council has its own meeting schedule as well. All meetings are open to the general public and are held in the Cannon Building, 861 Silver Lake Boulevard, in Dover. The meeting schedule is available at the State of Delaware public meeting calendar.
The Board/Council may need to review and approve your application for licensure and will only review a complete application. A complete application includes your application and any documentation submitted through DELPROS and/or any documents submitted through the mail or email from third-parties. The Board/Council will review your documentation at its next scheduled meeting.