Georgia Medical Evaluation Board

The Georgia Composite Medical Board oversees medical practitioners in the State of Georgia by reviewing license requests, controlling regulation, and issuing disciplinary actions.

The medical practitioners the Georgia Composite Medical Board oversees are:

  • Physicians
  • Resident physicians
  • Respiratory care therapists
  • Perfusionists
  • Physician assistants
  • Prosthetists
  • Orthotists
  • Auricular detoxification specialists
  • Acupuncturists

The mission of the Georgia Composite Medical Board is to enforce compliance with the Georgia Medical Practice Act, and any other medical-related laws which govern Georgia's licensed medical professionals' actions. Through their enforcement of Georgia law, the Board is able to protect Georgia's citizens' health.

The Board views all requests for medical practice licenses from the above mentioned medical professionals, and then The Georgia Composite Medical Board issues the licenses to the medical professionals so they can practice in the State of Georgia. As of April 2010, there were 40,457 Georgia Composite Medical Board licensed medical professionals in the State of Georgia.

The Board is also responsible for making sure its licensed medical professionals are in compliance with Georgia law. They do this in part by investigating complaints made by government agencies, health care practitioners, hospitals, consumers and patients against medical professionals. The Board also assesses malpractice settlements.

After investigating and reviewing the complaints, The Board decides to either close the case or discipline the licensed practitioner who is under review for his or her actions. The Board can impose a warning, a probationary period, a fine, a revocation of the practitioner's license, or all or any of these actions.

However, The Board does have help. The Board is assisted by an Executive Director, LaSharn Hughes, who manages the resources and activities of The Georgia Composite Medical Board. Under the Executive director are 21 staff positions who aid in legal matters, investigations, operations, finances, enforcement, licensure, and customer support.

Contact the Georgia Composite Medical Board

The Georgia Composite Medical Board works for the State of Georgia and its citizens, so it is important for any consumers or patients who have complaints or questions to contact the Board.

Email: medbd@dch.ga.gov

Address:

2 Peachtree Street, N.W., 36th Floor

Atlanta, Georgia 30303-3465

TEL: 404-656-3465.