Help Center / How do I relinquish my license?


There are two types of license relinquishments, administrative and disciplinary. Rule 64B8-8.018, FAC provides that a Florida licensee may administratively relinquish the license at any time, provided there is:

  • no investigation against the license already initiated;
  • no investigation against the license anticipated;
  • no disciplinary action against the license pending; and
  • not current restrictions against the license by the Board of this state or any other jurisdiction

This type of administrative relinquishment shall not be considered disciplinary action against the license as that term is used in Section 458.331(1)(b), Florida Statutes.

To obtain a Voluntary Relinquishment Form please contact the board office at (850) 245-4131. Mail the completed Voluntary Relinquishment Form to:

Department of Health
Division of Medical Quality Assurance
Board of Medicine
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin C03
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3253

If a licensee wishes to voluntarily relinquish a license, but the licensee or the license is currently under any of the constraints set forth above, then the licensee may relinquish the license only with the approval of the Board of Medicine. If the voluntary relinquishment is accepted by the Board of Medicine, then the acceptance of the voluntary relinquishment of the license shall be considered disciplinary action against the license as that term is used in Section 458.331(1)(b), Florida Statutes, and shall be reported as such by the Board of Medicine. In addition, the licensee will be required to cease practice immediately upon signing the voluntary relinquishment and agrees to never reapply for licensure in Florida again