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Message from the Board Chairperson

 Message from the Board Chairperson

Welcome to the Georgia Composite Medical Board website! Our goal is to provide the citizens of Georgia with up-to-date information regarding the practice of medicine for both the consumer and professionals licensed in our great state. The Georgia Composite Medical Board is an independent agency whose mission is to protect the health of Georgians by ensuring that well qualified physicians and other members of the healing arts receive licensure. In addition, the Board is responsible for enforcing the Medical Practice Act as enacted by the Georgia legislature in 2009.

The Georgia Composite Medical Board is composed of fifteen volunteer members appointed by the Governor and one ex-officio volunteer member appointed by the Board. There are thirteen physician members who are actively practicing physicians in the state of Georgia. Two members of the Board are non-physician consumer appointees and the other member is a Physician Assistant who serves in an ex-officio capacity. The Board is capably served by Ms. LaSharn Hughes, MBA, Executive Director, and a very talented and dedicated staff.

For the consumer, the Board investigates all complaints submitted either online or by mail as well as investigating all malpractice settlements. The Board website provides to the public profiles on all licensed providers in the state as well as all public Board orders.

For the over 45,000 professionals licensed by the Board, the website provides information and forms to apply, renew, or reinstate your license. The rules and regulations of the Georgia Composite Medical Board as well as the Medical Practice Act are available on the website for your review. I encourage all professionals licensed by the Board to refer to them often.

The Georgia Composite Medical Board and staff earnestly accepts its responsibilities to the citizens of Georgia and strives to improve constantly upon our mission to protect the health of the citizens of Georgia. We look forward to hearing from you with your comments and suggestions.

David W. Retterbush, M.D.
Chairperson-Valdosta