HHS publishes Paxlovid fact sheet for licensees

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has published an information sheet about Paxlovid’s eligibility and effectiveness in treating COVID-19.

Drs. Norman, Reisman to lead GCMB into 2023

During the June Board meeting, the Georgia Composite Medical Board voted to select Matthew W. Norman, MD, as chair for 2022-2023. Andrew B. Reisman, MD, was also elected to serve as vice chair.

Governor taps new member to the GCMB, reappoints three others

Last month, Gov. Brian Kemp appointed Charles Edward Harris, Jr., as a member of the Georgia Composite Medical Board. Harris replaces Shawn Hanley, who stepped down as one of the Board's consumer members in May.

CDC, AAMC issue guidance for treating the monkeypox virus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) have issued guidance for all physicians and healthcare providers that includes the latest information and resources to plan and prepare for monkeypox virus outbreaks.

Update on COVID State of Emergency

The State of Emergency for Continued COVID-19 Economic Recovery in Georgia terminated on April 15, 2022, at 11:59 PM.

GCMB announces new executive director

During the February Board meeting, the Georgia Composite Medical Board selected Daniel R. Dorsey to serve as its executive director. The previous director LaSharn Hughes passed away suddenly in October 2021.

GCMB adopts policy on medical misinformation and disinformation

The Georgia Composite Medical Board issues this statement regarding its Policy on Medical Misinformation and Disinformation.

In memory of LaSharn Hughes

It is with deep sorrow that the Georgia Composite Medical Board announces the passing of LaSharn Hughes, our Executive Director, on October 28, 2021.

USMLE updates its attempt limit policy

Effective July 1, 2021, the United States Medical Licensing Examination program updated its policy on the number of attempts an examinee can take each step.

GCMB issues update on telemedicine for COVID-19

In response to the State of Emergency that has been declared by the Federal and Georgia legislatures, the Georgia Composite Medical Board encourages licensed prescribers to follow CDC guidelines in leveraging telemedicine technologies in order to protect patients and the healthcare workforce.