Licensing Area: Medical and Osteopathy (M.D., D.O., Podiatrist, Physician Assistant, EMT-B, and EMT-P)

Frequently Asked Questions


Contact Information for Frequently Called Numbers


Professional and Vocational Licensing
(808) 586-3000

  • Request an application
  • Inquire about licensing requirements
  • Applicants can check on the status of an application
  • Inquire about licensee maintenance requirements


RICO Consumer Resource Center
(808) 587-3295 or (808) 587-4272


Business Registration Division
(808) 586-2727


Executive Officers

Ahlani Quiogue

Constance Cabral

(808) 586-2699

Residents on the neighbor islands may call by dialing the following toll free numbers followed by the last 5 digits of the phone numbers above and the # sign:

Kauai   274-3141
Maui   984-2400
Hawaii   974-4000
Lanai & Molokai   1-800-468-4644


Att: BME
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801



  • Physician
  • Osteopath
  • Podiatrist
  • Physician Assistant
  • EMT - B
  • EMT - P


 Pursuant to Section 436B-14.5, HRS, any license held by a member of the armed forces, National Guard, or a reserve component that expires, is forfeited, or deemed delinquent while the member is on active duty and deployed during a state or national crisis shall be restored if certain restoration requirements are met.  Military Renewal and Restoration Information Sheet.


Medical (Physician, Podiatrist, Physican Assistant, EMT-B, EMT-P)

Biennial January 31 every even numbered year



Biennial June 30 every even numbered year.

Contact the Licensing Branch at (808) 586-3000 to request a hardcopy renewal application.

 Failure to timely renew will result in the forfeiture of the license. A forfeited license may be restored in two years and subject to meeting restoration requirements. Failure to restore a forfeited license in two years will result in the termination of the license and the person must apply as a new applicant and meet current licensing requirements.

Regulating Body

Hawaii Medical Board

Board Composition
11 Members

Niraj S. Desai, MD, Chairperson

Sharon Bintliff, DO, Vice-Chairperson

Gerard K. Akaka, MD

Maria B. J. Chun, Ph.D., Public

Jone Geimer-Flanders, DO

Peter Halford, MD

Peter D. Holt, MD

Thomas S. Kosasa, MD

Palasi Puletasi, Public

Karen E. Sept, DO

Vacant, MD

7 Physicians or Surgeons
2 Osteopathic Physicians
2 Public

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