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State Board of Medical Examiners


(609) 826-7100
Due to COVID-19, messages by phone may result in a delayed response.
Please email your inquiry to the email listed on this webpage.

Inquiries about the Board may be forwarded to

Terri Goldberg
Acting Executive Director
Board of Medical Examiners

P.O. Box 183
Trenton, New Jersey 08625
Registering with and Reporting to the New Jersey Immunization Information System (NJIIS)

On January 5, 2021, the Director of the Division of Consumer Affairs issued Administrative Order 2021-04, which requires licensed health care providers who are authorized to administer vaccines to register and report to the NJIIS when administering a vaccine for COVID-19. Licensed physicians should read and familiarize themselves with the requirements of this order.

​Licensee COVID-19 Information and Resources

On March 9, 2020, through Executive Order No. 103 (EO 103), Governor Murphy declared both a public health emergency (PHE) and a state of emergency (SOE) in response to COVID-19. During the PHE and SOE the Division of Consumer Affairs (DCA), Governor Murphy, and other agencies have issued orders, waivers, and guidance documents related to COVID-19. Links to COVID-19 information and resources that may be useful to licensees of the State Board of Medical Examiners can be found here.

​Update Regarding the Temporary Emergency Foreign Physician Licensure Program

At this time, new applications are no longer being accepted, and pending applications are currently on hold as the Division’s temporary emergency licensure programs undergo review.  We thank all applicants for their willingness to serve in this difficult time, and understand that the current unavailability of additional licenses may be disappointing to those willing to assist New Jersey residents during this public health emergency.  

New Jersey’s Temporary Emergency Foreign Physician Licensure Program was the first of its kind in the country, and the Program has allowed a number of foreign-licensed physicians to put their skills to use in New Jersey’s fight against COVID-19. To administer this novel program, the Division of Consumer Affairs collaborated with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) to determine whether applicants met specified criteria necessary for licensure. In many cases, unfortunately, applicants were unable to provide all of the information necessary to establish their eligibility, and the Division and ECFMG were unable to obtain the necessary information from abroad during the pandemic.

All submitted applications and materials are being kept on file should the Division resume the program at a later date. In the interim, any person who believes that they are eligible for a standard plenary license is encouraged to apply; additional information is available here.

New Jersey's Board of Medical Examiners is responsible for protecting the public's health and safety by determining qualifications of applicants for licensure, establishing standards for practice, and disciplining licensees who do not adhere to those requirements. In addition to physicians and podiatrists, the Board licenses and certifies certain other health care professionals. 

On this site you will find important information for consumers, licensees, applicants, hospitals, managed care entities and other institutions.  You can learn more about the Medical Board and its activities, read summaries of Board actions, search for licensees by name or profession, get answers to frequently asked questions and more.

  • Consumers can search for a physician or learn more about their current doctor by clicking onto the New Jersey Health Care Profile link. They may file a complaint, if necessary, about a physician or podiatrist or contact a member of the Medical Board's staff to check on the status of a complaint filed previously.
  • Doctors and those in the process of becoming doctors can access online applications and renewal forms and learn more about our programs, their responsibilities, and the related activities of other agencies and organizations.
  • Hospitals, managed care entities and other institutions can find access to verification services.
To keep the public informed of the Board's activities, this site will be updated regularly and will post agendas, minutes, rule proposals, and licensee status.

Our goal is to ensure that the public and our licensees have access to services and information vital to the continued delivery of health care in New Jersey. We encourage you to use the site often, and we welcome your feedback. ​

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Last Modified: 1/14/2021 5:06 AM