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Free CME Opportunity
Clinical Challenges in Opioid Prescribing: Balancing Safety and Efficacy, is a free CME course sponsored by SAMHSA. The course, worth up to 8.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits, will be held on September 3rd, 2015 in Portland Maine. For more information go to the course website.
The Board has four volunteer opportunities for people who are interested in helping the Board with its mission to protect the public.
Prescription Monitoring Program Registration
Notice: As of January 1, 2014, Maine law requires 90 percent of Allopathic Physicians, Osteopathic Physicians, Dentists, Physician Assistants, Podiatrists, and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses who are licensed to prescribe scheduled medications must be registered with the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP). If less than 90 percent are registered, all licensed prescribers will be required to register by March 1, 2014. To register, please go to the Prescription Monitoring Program website. Download, complete and sign a registration form located within the yellow box. Mail the original form to the address located on the form. Please note there are two types of registration forms available, 1) Data Requester form for active prescribers with a DEA number and, 2) Sub-Account form for assistants/non-prescribing health professionals. More PMP information is available through the website. Any questions or inquiries should be directed to the PMP, please call 207-287-2595.
IMPORTANT NOTICE to Physician Assistants (P.A.’s) and to Medical Doctors (M.D.’s) who supervise P.A.’s in Maine.
The Board Of Licensure In Medicine’s Chapter 2 Rule governing the medical practice of Physician Assistants in Maine has been revised and finalized and is attached for your review and files.
Following are some of the more important changes to Chapter 2:
At least two documented meetings a year must occur between each Physician Assistant and each of his or her Primary Supervising Physicians. Evidence of all four meetings during the P.A.’s two-year licensing cycle shall be included on a document attached to the Plan Of Supervision. See §7, C, 4 on page 10 of the Rule.
Online Exam – Effective in 2011Online Exam For Renewing Active Licensees: Effective in 2011, The Board has directed that all renewing licensees take and pass an open book exam on the Board's licensing rules and policy statements. The exam is online at http://docfinder.docboard.org/me/exam/ . Upon its completion, the results will be immediately available to you. The exam review materials can be seen by clicking here (PDF) and we encourage you to download and review them prior to taking the test. Exam Review Materials (PDF). You must get a score of at least 75% to pass. The exam must be taken every four years.
About the Board
"For the Protection of the Health, Safety and Welfare of the Public."
The Board of Licensure in Medicine is the state agency responsible for protecting the health and safety of the public by determining who may be licensed for medical practice in this state and by regulating the medical practice of those licensees.
The members of the Board are appointed by the Governor. The Board is composed of both physician and non-physician representatives of the public. All members must have been Maine residents for at least five years at the time of their appointment and the physician members must have been licensed and actively practicing medicine in the state.
The Board employs its own administrative and investigative staff and is provided with the legal and investigative staff by the Maine Department of Attorney General.
Online renewals, and Online Change-of Addresses, Phone numbers and E-mail addresses are available for MDs and PAs
Our Online Renewal process is available. MDs and PAs with licenses due for renewal can now renew their license or withdraw the license by going to:
[NOTE: Please remember that your license number has been converted from the old format of 012345 to the new format of MD12345 and you will need to use the newly formatted number to logon to the online licensing system.]
Licensees who wish to update their address, phone and email information online can also do this at the same site:
When an MD license is due for renewal, licensees will be receiving a letter notifying them that their license is due to expire. Be sure to look out (or have your staff look out) for your renewal notice letter!
If you would prefer a hard copy of any PDF file on this site, please contact us at :
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