State Licensing Board (Health Care) Law and Legal Definition

The term state licensing board in the context of health care means the agency of a state consisting of physicians or health care providers in a state that is primarily responsible for the licensing of the physician or provider to furnish health care services[42 USCS § 11151 (14)].

In case of any malpractice payments, information such as the name of any physician or licensed health care practitioner for whose benefit a payment is made, the amount of the payment, name (if known) of any hospital with which the physician or practitioner is affiliated or associated, and a description of the acts or omissions and injuries or illnesses upon which the action or claim was based shall be reported to the appropriate state licensing board in the state in which the medical malpractice claim arose.