Objective and Function
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
- develops standards for professional competency
- promulgates rules and regulations
- adjudicates complaints against professionals and, when necessary, imposes disciplinary sanctions.
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 licenses these additional healthcare professions: physician assistants, respiratory care practitioners, acupuncture practitioners, acupuncture detoxification specialists, genetic counselors, polysomnographers and midwifery practitioners. 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 responsibilties 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 responsibilties in connection with emergency medical technicians/paramedics are in 16 Del. C., Chapter 97 and Chapter 98.
The Board generally meets the first Tuesday of every month at 2:30 p.m., except for the month of July. 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.
To ensure that business (such as a license application) is on the agenda for consideration at the next meeting of the Board or a Council, submit all documentation to the Board office no later than 4:30 PM ten full working days before the meeting date.
MIDWIFERY PRACTITIONER LICENSURE: The application form for licensure as a Certified Midwife or as a Certified Professional Midwife is now available. See Midwifery Practitioner for application instructions.
If you have questions about Midwifery Practitioner licensure, contact the Council office at the phone or email below.
Phone - Fax - Email
861 Silver Lake Blvd.
Dover, DE 19904