State Board of Medicine Extends MD License Renewal Deadline to 4/30/2021

Last Updated: Apr 1, 2021


The State Board of Medicine (Board) has extended the license renewal deadline from the previously extended deadline of March 31, 2021 to April 30, 2021. The Board states that this will be the final extension for these licensees. 

Two other extensions were previously announced by the Board. The expiration date of emergency temporary licenses has been extended from Dec. 31, 2020 to June 30, 2021. An extension has also been approved for reactivated Board of Medicine licenses granted on an expedited basis to retired and inactive Pennsylvania-licensed practitioners.

License Renewal Deadline

In December 2020, the State Board of Medicine extended the license deadline for licensees under the State Board of Medicine from Dec. 31, 2020 to March 31, 2020.

On March 30, 2021, this renewal deadline was extended again from March 31, 2020 to April 30, 2021.

Additional information on this extension can be accessed here.

Licensees whose licenses have already been renewed need to take no additional action. Licensees who have not yet renewed, now have until April 30, 2021.

If you have already renewed, you may count CMEs taken since your last renewal towards your 2021-2022 licensure requirements. If you have not yet renewed, CMEs taken now can be counted towards your 2019-2020 licensure requirements. 


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  1. Missing user | Jan 11, 2021
    Dr. Kaye – We realize the inconvenience of the extension being announced last minute. Please be assured that PAMED alerted its members as soon as we found out about the extension from the State Board of Medicine. Thank you for your membership.
  2. Judith Kaye | Jan 07, 2021

    I was under tremendous pressure to get all my licensing documentation in by 12/31/20. I spoke with the P A board on 12/21/20 & possibly even also 1-2 days later. No one said anything to me re an extention! They must have known more than 1 day before the change went through. It would be helpful next time to tell MDs before 12/22 if the deadline is changed.Thank you.

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