Assembly Bill 1424, passed last fall, will allow the Medical Board of California to deny an application for licensure or suspend the license/certification/registration of any applicant or licensee that owes more than $100,000 to the Franchise Tax Board (FTB) or the State Board of Equalization (BOE), according to a press release issued by the board on January 26.
According to the Medical Board, physicians have 90 days from the issuance of a preliminary notice of suspension to either satisfy all outstanding tax obligations or enter into a payment installment program with the FTB or BOE. Any physician who fails to come into compliance will have his/her license denied or suspended until the board receives a release from the FTB or BOE.
Names of those owing money to that state are published by the FTB and BOE on their websites. Physicians can check if they are currently on the FTB's certified list or the BOE's certified list. If you believe you are on either list in error, please call the FTB at (866) 418-3702 or the BOE at (916) 445-5167.