State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts

3605 Missouri Boulevard
PO Box 4
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Phone: (573)-751-0098
Fax: (573)-751-3166


Director: Connie Clarkston

Details on Board or Commission

Authority: RSMo 334.120

Department: Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration

Mission: To protect the citizens of the state through the licensing of physicians and other health designated professionals, assessing their competence to practice and their moral character. It is also the Board's duty to investigate all complaints against its licensees in a fair and equitable manner.

Function: The Missouri State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts registers, licenses, and regulates all physicians and surgeons in the state. In addition, the board is also responsible for all physical therapists, speech pathologists, audiologists, physician assistants, clinical perfusionists, physical therapist assistants, anesthesiologist assistants, and athletic trainers. The members are supported by a staff of 44 administrators, investigators, licensure technicians, and clerical staff to handle daily operations. Members review and act on issues of discipline, licensure, rules and regulations, legislation and other business. The board has the power to revoke, suspend, deny, probate and reinstate licenses.

SubCommittees: Disciplinary Committee Licensure Committee Association Liaison Committee Impaired Physicians Committee Collaborative Practice Committee Physician Assistants Committee Public Issues Committee

Details on Meetings

Number of meetings: 4 meetings and 4 conference calls annually

Location of meetings: Jefferson City; occasionally Kansas City and St. Louis.

Duration of meetings: 1-2 days, 2-3 hours for conference calls

Preparation time for meetings: 20-30 hours per meeting

Total time commitment: 150-200 hours annually

Details on Members

Total members: 9

Appointed members: 9

Term length: 4 years

Compensation: Members receive a per diem not to exceed $50 for each day devoted to the affairs of the board and reimbursement for realized and necessary expenses.

Member Requirements: At least 5 members must be medical doctors; at least 2 members must be doctors of osteopathy; and 1 must be a public member

Political Requirements: Yes, not more than 4 members may be members of the same political party

Geographic Requirements: No

Senate Consent Required: Yes


Dr. Naveed Razzaque(R)
American Medical School 1
Term begins: Jun 3, 2019
Term expires: Sep 3, 2022

Dr. Marc K. Taormina(R)
American Medical School 2
Lees Summit
Term begins: Jun 3, 2019
Term expires: Sep 3, 2022

Dr. Jade Dominique James(D)
American Medical School 3
Term begins: Apr 30, 2015
Term expires: Sep 3, 2016

Dr. Jeffrey S. Glaser(R)
American Medical School 4
Term begins: Apr 26, 2018
Term expires: Sep 3, 2019

Dr. Sam L. Alexander(R)
American Medical School 5
Fair Play
Term begins: Jun 3, 2019
Term expires: Sep 3, 2019

Dr. Katherine Jahnige Mathews(I)
American Medical School 6
St. Louis
Term begins: Oct 27, 2017
Term expires: Sep 3, 2020

David Edward Tannehill(I)
American Osteopathic School 1
Term begins: Feb 27, 2014
Term expires: Sep 3, 2014

Dr. James A. DiRenna(D)
American Osteopathic School 2
Term begins: Sep 15, 2009
Term expires: Sep 3, 2012

Dr. Sarah Marie Martin-Anderson(I)
Public Member
Kansas City
Term begins: Dec 4, 2015
Term expires: Sep 3, 2018