2011 Sunset Review Report

  • Read the background paper produced by the Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development.
  • Watch a video of the Senate Committee on Business, Professions and Economic Development's sunset hearing


Calling All Consultants

BPM is holding Podiatric Medical Consultant Training in conjunction with the annual Western Foot and Ankle Conference held at the Disneyland Hotel and Convention Center in Anaheim, California. The training date is June 8, 2012 from 8:30 to noon. At this training, representatives from BPM, Medical Board Investigations and The Attorney General’s Office will discuss the vertical prosecution process and the consultant’s role in that process. All consultants are encouraged to attend if at all possible, but especially those who are new or have not attended training in the past.

If you are not a BPM consultant and are interested in becoming one please email Bethany DeAngelis or call 916.263.4324.


Effective March 2012, FBI fees for fingerprinting have changed from $19 to $17.

Please remember that is it extremely important that you inform us if you change your address. Click here to download a Change of Address Notification form. Please remember to renew early to avoid delays in processing your renewal.

How to Change from Active to Inactive Status

A Doctor of Podiatric Medicine requesting inactive status need not comply with Continuing Competence/CME requirements. Inactive and active licenses are renewed at the same time and the renewal fee is the same. However, inactive licenses may not engage in the practice of podiatric medicine at any time during the inactive status. Download the Inactive status license renewal application.

Please note: To restore an inactive license to active status, the doctor of podiatric medicine must complete the required Continuing Competence/CME for a single renewal period.


The brochure Doctors of Podiatric Medicine: You and Your DPM is now available in Spanish. Contact BPM to request a copy.

© California Board of Podiatric Medicine 2012