In order to comply with federal law, the West Virginia Board of Medicine is obligated to inform each applicant or licensee from whom it requests a Social Security Number that disclosing such number is MANDATORY in order for this Board to comply with the requirements of the federal National Practitioner Data Bank and the Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank. If this Board should be required to make a report about one of its applicants or licensees to either of these data banks, it must report that individual’s Social Security Number.
UNIFORM APPLICATION FOR PHYSICIANS
Beginning in 2012 the Board of Medicine began working with the Federation of State Medical Boards to make available the Uniform Application process to those physicians seeking medical licensure in West Virginia. The Uniform Application is an online process which permits physicians to incorporate information and documentation from their FCVS verification packet if they have developed one. For a onetime fee it also permits the application information to be stored so that it can be utilized for licensing applications in other states.
After many months of work and upon the recommendation of the Licensure Committee, the Board at its May 20, 2013, meeting gave final approval to adopt the Uniform Application
The Uniform Application may be used by initial applicants for a permanent medical license and those physicians seeking reactivation of their previously held West Virginia license that has been expired for more than one year.
Please contact the Board of Osteopathic Medicine at http://www.wvbdosteo.org/ ; or by phone at 304.558.6095 for licensing information.