White Paper in Opposition to Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) Proposal on Maintenance of Licensure.

White Paper in Opposition to Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) Proposal on Maintenance of Licensure.

White Paper in Opposition to Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) Proposal on Maintenance of Licensure.

The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) has established a Special Committee on Maintenance of Licensure in order to explore “a new way to assure the public that physicians retain skills throughout their careers.” While state licensure boards may establish a rigorous procedure for granting initial licensure, the FSMB writes: “In virtually all states, it is possible for a physician to practice medicine for a lifetime without having to demonstrate to the state medical board that he or she has maintained an acceptable level of continuing qualifications or competence.” (1)

White Paper in Opposition to Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) Proposal on Maintenance of Licensure.

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