Data Security Update:
FSMB and FCVS are not susceptible to the “Heartbleed” OpenSSL vulnerability. Our systems do not use OpenSSL, and data is maintained with high security. If you have any questions on data security, please contact customer support.
Welcome to the FSMB Web Portal!
The FSMB Web Portal is a great way to access the services of the Federation
of State Medical Boards. Redesigned and equipped with powerful features, the portal
makes it easier for you to access and manage your account.
Are you an existing user?
If you have used our services before, you need to establish a new password the first
time you access the FSMB Web Portal. Please
to request a new password.
Are you a new user?
If this is your first time using our services, please
to complete the new user registration and create an account.
Who can access the Portal?
The FSMB Web Portal is available to State Medical and Osteopathic Boards, Physicians
and Physician Assistants, Graduate Medical Education institutions, Medical Schools
and other authorized users.
Is it secure?
The FSMB Web Portal is secure! FSMB utilizes SSL to encrypt all transactions. Your application information and messages sent through the Portal can only be viewed by you and authorized FSMB personnel.
This web site (“Web Site”) is owned and maintained by the Federation of State
Medical Boards of the United States, Inc. (the “Company”).
This Web Site provides users with access to an online collection of information
and materials and certain online services (the “Services") offered by the
Company, including access to the Uniform Application for Physician State
Licensure and the Federation Credentials Verification Service. The Web Site also
contains text, pictures, graphics, logos, button items, images, works of
authorship, and other content (collectively with all information and material
about the Services, "Content"), and may provide access to certain proprietary
software used in connection with navigating and utilizing the functionality
offered through this Web Site ("Software").
not authorized to access or otherwise use this Web Site or any Content, Services
or Software contained on this Web Site. Your access to and use of this Web Site
constitute your acceptance of and agreement to abide by each of these terms and
conditions set forth below. Unless
otherwise indicated, any new Services, Content and Software added to this Web
periodically for updates and changes.
Limited License and Site Access – The
Company hereby grants you a limited license to access and make personal use of
this Web Site but not to download (other than page caching, and other than for
personal use, as further provided below) or modify it, or any portion of it,
except with express written consent of the Company. This license does not
include any resale or commercial use of this Web Site or its Contents or
Software; any derivative use of this Web Site or its contents; or any use of
data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools. This Web
Site or any portion of this Web Site may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied,
sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without
the express written consent of the Company. You may not frame or utilize framing
techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information
(including images, text, page layout, or form) of the Company or its affiliates
without the Company’s express written consent. You may not use any meta-tags or
any other "hidden text" utilizing any of the Company name(s) or service marks
without the express written consent of their owners. Any unauthorized use of
this Web Site terminates the permission or license granted by the Company.
Copyright – Except as otherwise
expressly stated, all Content and Software appearing on this Web Site are the
copyrighted work of the Company or third party content suppliers and are
protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. The compilation (meaning the
collection, arrangement and assembly) of all Content and Software is also the
exclusive property of the Company or its affiliates and is protected by U.S. and
international copyright laws.
You may download information from this Web Site and print out a hard copy for
your personal use provided that you keep intact and do not remove or alter any
copyright or other notice (e.g., trademark, patent) contained in the
information. Except as otherwise expressly stated herein, you may not alter,
modify, copy, distribute (for compensation or otherwise), transmit, display,
perform, reproduce, reuse, post, publish, license, frame, download, store for
subsequent use, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information
or Content obtained from this Web Site, in whole or in part, including any text,
images, audio, and video in any manner, without the prior written authorization
of the Company or any applicable third party suppliers. The use of Content,
including images, by you, or anyone else authorized by you, is prohibited unless
specifically permitted by the Company. The Company does not warrant or represent
that your use of Content, Services, Software or any other materials displayed on
this Web Site will not infringe rights of third parties.
Trademarks and Service Marks – All
trademarks, service marks, trade dress, product names, company names or logos,
whether registered or not, on the Web Site are the property of the Company or
their respective owners. In addition to complying with all applicable laws, you
agree that you will not use any such trademarks, service marks, trade dress, or
other logos from this Web Site without the prior written authorization of the
Ownership of information submitted via
this Web Site – With the exception of any personal data or information you
submit (which shall be maintained in accordance with our Privacy Statement), any
information you transmit to the Company via this Web Site, whether by direct
entry, submission, electronic mail or otherwise, including data, questions,
comments, or suggestions, will be treated as non-confidential and
non-proprietary and will become the property of the Company. Such information
may be used for any purpose, including, but not limited to, reproduction,
solicitations, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast, and posting.
The Company shall be free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques
contained in any communication you send to the Company via this Web Site or by
any other means for any purpose whatsoever, including, but not limited to,
developing and marketing products using such information.
Proprietary Software – Any Software accessible through this Web Site is the property of the Company or its suppliers and is protected by
U.S. patent, trade secret, and copyright laws and international treaties. Any
use of the Software by you other than as required to navigate and to utilize the
intended functionality offered through this Web Site is prohibited. You agree
not to copy, distribute, publicly display, alter, modify, decompile,
disassemble, reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to discover the source code
of the Software. Further, you agree not to access the Services or Content by any
means other than the interface provided by the Company through this Web Site for
your use in accessing the Services and Content.
Prohibited Use – Any use or attempted
use of this Web Site (i) for any unlawful, unauthorized, fraudulent or malicious
purpose, or (ii) that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair any server,
or the network(s) connected to any server, or (iii) interfere with any other
party's use and utility of the Web Site, or (iv) to gain unauthorized access to
any other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to any server or
systems through hacking, password mining or any other means, or (v) to access
systems, data or information not intended by the Company to be made accessible
to a user, or (vi) attempt to obtain any materials or information through any
means not intentionally made available by the Company, or (vii) any use other
than the business purpose for which it was intended, is prohibited.
Further, in connection with your use of the Web Site, you agree you will not:
(a) create a false identity for the purpose of misleading others or impersonate
any person or entity, including but not limited to any Company representative or
any State Medical Board, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your
affiliation with a person or entity;
(b) register, subscribe, attempt to register, attempt to subscribe, unsubscribe, or attempt to unsubscribe, any party
for any Services if you are not expressly authorized by such party to do so;
(c) provide any information which is false, misleading, omits material facts, or
is otherwise incorrect or incomplete in any material respect;
(d) upload or transmit any message, information, data, text, software or images,
or other content (“Material”) that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive,
harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, or otherwise
objectionable, or that may invade another's right of privacy or publicity;
(e) upload or transmit any Material that you do not have a right to reproduce, display or transmit under any law or
under contractual or fiduciary relationships;
(f) upload files that contain viruses, trojan horses, worms, time bombs,
cancel-bots, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may
damage the operation of another's computer or property of another; or
(g) upload or transmit any Material that infringes any patent, trademark,
service mark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party.
Hyperlinks to Third Party Web sites –
This Web Site contains hyperlinks to other web sites owned and operated by
parties other than the Company. Such hyperlinks are provided only for ready
reference and ease of use. We do not control such web sites and cannot be held
responsible for their content or accuracy and do not endorse these sites unless
we specifically so state. You acknowledge and agree that the Company is not
responsible for and is not liable for the content, products, services or other
materials on or available from the web sites to which the Web Site contains
hyperlinks. We accept no liability for any information, products,
advertisements, content, services or software accessible through these third
party web sites or for any action you may take as a result of linking to any
and privacy policies that you should review. The Company is under no obligation
to maintain any link on this Web Site and may remove a link at any time in its
sole discretion for any reason whatsoever. The Company shall not be responsible
or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damages or losses caused or alleged
to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on such content,
products, services or other materials available on or through any such web site.The Company is not responsible for
the privacy practices of any other web sites or any State Medical Board.
Web Site Privacy Statement – Our
describes the details of the Company’s information practices and procedures for
personal information we collect at this Web Site. We urge you to read our Web
Site Privacy Statement.
Modification to Services – The
Company may, at its discretion, modify or discontinue any of the Services,
Content or Software, or any portion thereof, with or without notice. The Company
will no be liable to you or any third party for any modification or
discontinuance of any of the Services, Content or Software.
Disclaimer – Information contained on
this Web Site has been prepared by the Company as a convenience to its users and
is not intended to constitute advice or recommendations upon which a user may
rely. The Company has used reasonable efforts in collecting, preparing and
providing quality information and material, but, unless expressly stated
otherwise by the Company, makes no warranty or guarantee about the accuracy,
completeness, or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to this Web
Site or any other Web Site maintained by the Company. Users relying on
information from this Web Site do so at their own risk.
The information and descriptions contained herein are not intended to be
complete descriptions of the terms, exclusions and conditions applicable to the
Services, but are provided solely for general informational purposes.
YOUR USE OF THIS WEB SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. ALL SERVICES, CONTENT AND
SOFTWARE ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" OR "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, AND THE COMPANY
EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND WHETHER EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE
COMPANY MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT THE SERVICES, CONTENT AND SOFTWARE ARE
ACCURATE, TIMELY, UNINTERRUPTED, VIRUS-FREE OR ERROR-FREE, OR THAT ANY SUCH
PROBLEMS WILL BE CORRECTED.
Limitation of Liability
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THE COMPANY WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT,
INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING,
BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF SERVICES, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE
LOSSES, EVEN IF THE COMPANY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITIES OF THOSE
DAMAGES, RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEB SITE, SERVICES,
CONTENT OR SOFTWARE, THE COST OF OBTAINING SUBSTITUTE SERVICES RESULTING FROM
ANY LOSS OF DATA, INFORMATION, SERVICES OBTAINED FROM PURCHASES OR TRANSACTIONS
ENTERED INTO THROUGH THE WEB SITE, OR STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY,
OR ANY OTHER MATTER RELATED TO THE WEB SITE, SERVICES, CONTENT OR SOFTWARE. YOU
UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE WEB SITE IS PREDICATED UPON YOUR
WAIVER OF ANY RIGHT TO SUE THE COMPANY DIRECTLY OR TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS
ACTION SUIT FOR ANY LOSSES OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF THE WEB SITE.
Some jurisdictions do not permit the exclusion of certain warranties or the
limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or consequential damages;
therefore, some of the limitations above may not apply to you.
CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE
EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR
ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU,
AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.
Notices – Any notices to you from the
Site or made by e-mail or regular mail.
When you visit this Web Site or send e-mails to us, you are communicating with
us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically.
We will communicate with you by e-mail or by posting notices on this Web Site.
You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications
that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such
communications be in writing.
Entire Agreement – These Terms of
Use, the Privacy Statement, and other policies the Company may post on this Web
Site constitute the entire agreement between the Company and you in connection
with your use of this Web Site and the Content, Services and Software, and
supersedes any prior agreements between the Company and you regarding use of
Content available on this Web Site is solely directed to individuals 18 years of
age or older residing in the United States. The Company makes no
representation that the Content, information, Services or Software are available
for use outside of the United States. Any use of the Services, Content and
Software is prohibited where they are not allowed by law.
THIS WEB SITE CONTAINS A BINDING
ARBITRATION PROVISION WHICH MAY BE ENFORCED BY THE PARTIES
Dispute Resolution – Any controversy
Statement, or use of this Web Site shall be settled by binding arbitration in
accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration
Association, except that, to the extent you have in any manner violated or
threatened to violate the Company’s intellectual property rights, the Company
may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief in any state or federal court in
Texas, and you consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in such courts. Any
such controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis, and shall
not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any
other party. The arbitration shall be conducted in
Dallas, Texas, and claims regarding
the judgment of the arbitrator (including entry of judgment on the arbitration
award) may be brought and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the
State and federal courts located in Dallas, Texas, and you waive any
jurisdictional, venue, or inconvenient forum objections to such courts. Either
you or the Company may seek any interim or preliminary relief from a state or
federal court of competent jurisdiction in Dallas, Texas as may be necessary to protect the rights or property of you or the Company pending the completion of arbitration. You agree that any
action to enforce this arbitration provision will be brought in the federal or
state courts located in Dallas, Texas.
Governing Law; Jurisdiction; Venue;
the State of Texas, USA and controlling United States federal law without regard
to any conflicts of law provisions. If any provision is deemed by a court of
competent jurisdiction to be unlawful or unenforceable, it will not affect the
validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions. The section headings
are for convenience only and do not have any force or effect.
Password Accounts, Passwords, and Security
If you have been given the option to open an account on this Web Site which will
provide you with access to password protected portions of the Web Site and you
elect to do so, you must complete the registration process by providing us with
current, complete and accurate information as prompted by the applicable
registration form, and choose a password and user name. You are entirely
responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account and
for any and all activities that occur under your account. You agree to (a)
immediately notify the Company of any unauthorized use of your account or any
other breach of security of which you become aware, and (b) exit completely from
your account at the end of each online session. The Company will not be liable
for any loss that you may incur as a result of someone else using your password
or account, either with or without your knowledge. However, you could be held
liable for losses incurred by the Company or another party due to someone else
using your account or password. You
may not use anyone else's account at any time, without the permission of the
To the maximum extent possible, each of the disclaimers and each of the
valid and enforceable under applicable law. If any provision hereunder is held
to be invalid or unenforceable under applicable law, such provision shall be
deemed modified so as to be rendered valid and enforceable while implementing,
to the greatest extent possible, the original intent of such provision. If such
reformation is not possible or permitted, the invalidity or unenforceability of
such a provision shall not otherwise impact the validity or enforceability of
the remaining provisions hereunder.
No waiver of any term or condition herein shall be deemed a further or
continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition.
Modification of Terms
you, and your continued use of the Web Site after such modifications will make
such modifications binding on you.
modification has been posted on the Web Site.
link to a Notification of Modification for Web Site users for a period of one
(1) year after the effective date of such modification.
Last Updated: December, 2010