Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States, Inc.
PO Box 619850
Dallas, TX 75261-9850
Phone: (817) 868-4000
Fax: (817) 868-4099
FSMB Mission, Vision, Core Values and Goals
The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) is a national not-for-profit organization representing the 70 medical boards of the United States and its territories, including 14 state boards of osteopathic medicine.
Continual improvement in the quality, safety and integrity of health care through the development and promotion of high standards for physician licensure and practice.
Medical regulation will be performed through an interstate system of interconnected state boards structured as independent agencies with control over their resources, free of partisanship, federal control or special-interest influence, and utilizing consistent standards, language, definitions and tools.
State medical boards will continue to be principal entities charged with maintaining and improving the quality of health care. As an interconnected system, state boards will share information and resources, work cooperatively, and avoid duplication of effort.
The Federation of State Medical Boards will be the national and international leader in the field of medical regulation and the authoritative source of research, policy analysis and development, education, and information.
As a dynamic organization of state medical boards, the Federation will initiate and strengthen cooperation among boards, facilitate collaborative efforts between boards and other entities, develop unified policy positions and act as a trusted advocate for these positions.
Public Protection and Accountability: promoting the health, safety and welfare of the public through an interconected system of independent state medical boards, accountable and responsive to the public.
Leadership and Service: demonstrating innovation, cooperation and responsiveness by dedicated individuals of high purpose and integrity.
Excellence: promoting and maintaining high standards of performance and a commitment to continuous improvement.
Goal I. With the leadership, assistance and support of the Federation, state medical boards will enhance their protection of the public and work to improve the quality of health care.
Goal II. The Federation will be the premier organization supporting and advocating for state medical boards, thereby achieving national and international recognition.
Goal III. The Federation's organizational structure and resources shall be adequate to achieve its vision and mission.
Goal IV. The Federation will anticipate trends in medical regulation, licensure and discipline and act to strengthen the role of state medical boards in a global health care environment.
Goal V. The Federation will lead, assist and support state medical boards in addressing changes in medical practice to assure and improve the quality of health care.
Goal VI. With the leadership, assistance and support of the Federation, state medical boards shall be independent agencies and the primary vehicles of medical licensure and discipline.
Goal VII. With the leadership, assistance and support of the Federation, state medical boards will cooperate effectively, sharing both information and resources.
Goal VIII. With the leadership, assistance and support of the Federation, state medical boards will develop and use consistent standards, language, definitions and tools.