Once again, the Board of Licensing and Medical Discipline (in the past the Court of Medical Examiners) fails to comply with its purpose to exist. For the past months, there has been many complains from the health care professionals regarding the great bureaucracy and delays when they want to renovate their licenses. Every day, groups of these professionals have to stay overnight in the vicinities of the Board so that they can ensure that they will be assisted when said branch opens its doors in the morning.
There are 170,000 health care professionals that have to renovate their licenses annually. What was once easily done, sometimes during the Internet, now has become a complex procedure that can only be achieved in person. It is unbelievable that in the 21st Century, said branch depends on “hand in” renovations and physical files, which on occasions cannot be found. In turn, the Board blamed the health care professionals of the delays in the process of renovation, alleging that they “leave it all for the last minute”.