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PROMOTING EXCELLENCE IN MEDICAL PRACTICE, LICENSURE AND REGULATION
The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) is a national non-profit organization representing the 70 medical and osteopathic boards of the United States and its territories. The FSMB leads by promoting excellence in medical practice, licensure, and regulation as the national resource and voice on behalf of state medical and osteopathic boards in their protection of the public.

Exterior_Lndscpe_small Mark your calendar for the FSMB’s 102nd Annual Meeting

Join us at the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center, April 24-26, 2014, in Denver, Colorado! The Annual Meeting is comprised of an intensive three-day program that brings together experts in the medical regulatory community to discuss a wide range of subjects relevant to its role in improving health care quality and protecting the public. Registration information is now available.

fsmb_logo.jpg FSMB Announces Annual Award Recipients

The FSMB announced the recipients of its 2014 awards recognizing outstanding service and leadership in the field of medical regulation. The awards will be presented at the FSMB’s Annual Meeting in Denver on April 26.
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ncsbn2.jpg Governing Boards of Tri-Regulator Collaborative Meet for the First Time

An historic meeting of the governing boards of the three organizations representing the state boards that license physicians, nurses and pharmacists – the Tri-Regulator Collaborative – the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB), National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), and National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) occurred recently in Dallas. The FSMB, NABP and NCSBN formalized their advocacy partnership in 2011 with the creation of the Collaborative. Together, their various state member boards regulate a combined 5 million physicians, pharmacists and nurses in the U.S. Learn more.

New FSMB resource for improving physician-patient communications New FSMB Resource for Improving Physician-Patient Communications

Many of the complaints state medical boards receive from patients can be linked at some level to a breakdown in communications between physicians and patients – even when the complainant is unaware that communication is at the root of the problem. To help address this issue, the FSMB has developed a new “Physician-Patient Communications Resource Center” for boards to use in educating physicians about the kinds of communication issues that can lead to complaints from their patients. Learn more.

US-Map State Medical Board Effort to Streamline Medical Licensing Gains Support in U.S. Senate

A bipartisan group of 16 U.S. Senators has publicly commended state medical boards and the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) for their recent efforts to streamline the licensing process for physicians who wish to practice in multiple states – thus helping facilitate the use of telemedicine and increasing access to care throughout the United States. In a letter sent to the FSMB, the Senators applauded the progress being made by the state medical boards in the development of an Interstate Medical Licensure Compact – a newly proposed licensing option under which qualified physicians seeking to practice in multiple states would be eligible for expedited licensure in all states participating in the Compact.
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Expanded edition of Responsible Opioid Prescribing

 

Maintenance of Licensure (MOL)

Journal of Medical Regulation

 

 

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