State Board of Medical Examiners

LSBME Welcomes New Executive Director

Effective February 15, 2016, the LSBME welcomed Eric  D. Torres to his new position as Executive Director.  Mr. Torres, an attorney by training, comes to us from the DHH Office of Public Health, where he was Business Operations Director for the Health Promotion Unit.  Board Chairman J. Michael Burdine, MD, spoke for all of the Board members when he announced, “We are delighted to welcome Mr. Torres to his new post.  His background as an attorney, along with his knowledge and experience of health care issues and the financial operations of the Department of Health and Hospitals make him extremely well qualified for this position. We are confident he will do an outstanding job in leading this agency in the future.”



Physician Investigator/Medical Consultant

The Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners (“the Board”) seeks a physician investigator to serve in a leadership role in its Investigation Division. Click HERE for more details.


Special Call Business Meeting

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to LSA-R.S. 42:19(A), that the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners (the "Board"), within the Department of Health and Hospitals, State of Louisiana, shall convene a special meeting of the Board at 9:00 a.m., Monday, November 9, 2015, at the offices of the Board, 630 Camp Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. The agenda of such meeting can be found here. AGENDA



Unprofessional Conduct Rules

NOTICE-On October 20, 2015 the Louisiana Register published certain amendments to the Board’s rules on unprofessional conduct, LAC 46:XLV.7603. The publication inadvertently included wording that the Board had instructed be removed e.g., a physician shall “b. not hold himself or herself out as a specialist in an area of medical practice unless the physician has successfully completed a residency or fellowship training program, which is accredited by the American Council on Graduate Medical Education of the American Medical Association, the American Osteopathic Association, or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.”

The cited language was previously removed from this rulemaking effort by the Board. See: Potpourri Section of the July 2015 edition of the Register (LR 41:1416), whereat the Board noted that “After further review the board has decided to defer proceeding at this time on the amendments original proposed in §7603A.9 (e.g., holding one’s self out as a specialist) and proceed only with the proposed amendments to §7603A.11.”

The Register has agree to reprint the corrected Rule removing the cited language, with an explanatory note, in the November edition of the Register.  



Online Renewal Applications

All licensees who are scheduled to renew starting in November 2015 will renew on line.  Please go to our web site at and click on the “Apply for or Renew a License” link on the home page.

If you need help registering or completing the application send us an email at or call us at (504) 568-7303 between 8 AM and 5 PM central time weekdays.