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FRAUD ALERT

We’ve received several recent reports of licensees receiving fraudulent letters that purport to be from the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts and/or the U.S. Department of Justice, which state that the licensee’s Kansas license has been suspended due to alleged illegal drug trafficking. Here are two examples (Letter 1) (Letter 2) of fraudulent letters recently received by Kansas licensees via facsimile. It appears that these letters may be being used as a prelude to a fraudulent phone call, in which the caller claims to be a Board staff member and attempts to extract payment for a fine over the phone in order to avoid cancellation of the license. Unfortunately, this has happened in other states as well.

If you receive such a letter and have any questions or concerns about its authenticity, please call our complaint coordinator directly at (785) 296-1788.

Please be aware that Kansas Board of Healing Arts staff will never call you seeking payment/bank information of any kind over the phone. If you receive an unusual phone call purporting to be from the Board that seems suspicious in any manner please call our complaint coordinator directly at (785) 296-1788.

The FBI has recently listed four best practices for professional licensees to avoid becoming a victim of these schemes:

Feel free to contact us directly through any of the contact methods contained on this website if you have any questions.

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KANSAS STATE BOARD OF HEALING ARTS

The Kansas State Board of Healing Arts, created in 1957, is the licensing and regulatory Board for many health care providers in Kansas. The Board is comprised of 15 members including 5 Medical Doctors (M.D.), 3 Osteopathic Doctors (D.O.), 3 Chiropractic Doctors (D.C.), 1 Podiatric Doctor (D.P.M.), and 3 public members. Professional Councils were established by statute for each of the allied health care professions licensed and regulated by this agency to advise the Board in carrying out the provisions of their practice acts.

Mission Statement: Safeguard the public through licensure, education and discipline of those who practice the healing arts in Kansas.

Agency Philosophy: Safeguarding the public is the Board's primary responsibility. The Board and its staff approach their responsibilities in a balanced and efficient manner so regulation can be performed aggressively, but fairly for the benefit of every patron of the State of Kansas.

We license and regulate 16 different health care professions.

Those health care professions include:

We also approve the business name and certify the professional licenses for the formation of certain professional corporations. We do not regulate institutions such as hospitals or nursing homes, or other medical professionals such as nurses or optometrists.

Kansas is a member of the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact. For information regarding the IMLC, please visit their website at https://www.imlcc.org