Policy on Medical Licensure for Diplomates and Candidates
Diplomates seeking to participate in the ABAI MOC Program must attest to having a current, valid, unrestricted license(s) to practice medicine in the United States, territories, or Canada. A copy of all of medical licenses will be required with the submission of the MOC Secure Application. Candidates for board certification in allergy and immunology must submit copies of valid, current, unrestricted license(s) to practice medicine in the United States, territories, or Canada. Copies must display the current expiration date. If license(s) are held in more than one jurisdiction, all license(s) held must meet this requirement. Diplomates/Candidates with any restrictions on their license(s) at the time of application or examination may not be admitted to the Certification Examination and diplomates may not be permitted to fully participate in the MOC program, or become certified or recertified.
For purposes of certification and MOC, a medical license may be deemed "restricted" if, as a result of a final action by a State medical board or other government medical regulatory authority, the physician:
- has had his/her license revoked, surrendered, suspended or has been placed on probation for any reason including, but not limited to, where the surrender, suspension or probation was in lieu of revocation or as part of a settlement of a disciplinary action; or
- has had special conditions or requirements placed on his/her license including, but not limited to, supervision, mandatory reporting and additional training, whether or not such conditions or requirements were imposed by a state medical board or other government medical regulatory authority or as a result of a voluntary agreement.
Should any action be taken with respect to a physician's medical license at any time, the physician must immediately notify the ABAI, in writing, of the action. The ABAI may review instances of licensure actions to determine whether such actions constitute a restriction on the physician’s license. A license with restrictions will affect MOC status according to current MOC and/or Board policies of the ABAI.
A physician with a restricted medical license may be subject to the ABAI's Certificate Revocation and Suspension Policy.