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

Danny M. Takanishi, Jr., MD, Chairperson

Les Barrickman, DO, Vice-Chairperson

Gerard K. Akaka, MD

Sharon Bintliff, MD

Peter C. Chin, MD

Maria B. J. Chun, PhD., Public

Niraj S. Desai, MD

Thomas S. Kosasa, MD

Palasi Puletasi, Public

Karen E. Sept, DO

Carl K. Yorita, MD

7 Physicians or Surgeons
2 Osteopathic Physicians
2 Public

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