Statutes, Rules, Policies and Newsletters

Statutes, Rules, Policies and Newsletters

All of us at the Board, especially the clinician members, understand that it can be a challenge to keep up with all the legal and regulatory requirements that directly impact the practice of medicine in Vermont. Here you will find links to statutes, rules, policies and resources to help you find answers.

Rules and Investigation Procedures

Board of Medical Practice Rules

Effective January 1, 2020, the Board Rules have been revised to include a new definition of a "Board-approved medical school." The minutes of the July 10, 2019 Board Meeting include an informational memorandum that captures the Board's discussion in consideration of the rule revision.

In 2017, the Board Rules were revised to include Continuing Medical Education Requirements for license renewal:

You may also find a summary of the 2017 changes as a helpful resource. If you have any questions regarding the applicability of the rules or if you would like a copy of previous versions of the Board Rules, please contact the Board.

Internal Guidelines for Investigative Procedures (July 30, 2020)

Recommendations for Intimate Exams in Outpatient Settings

On July 11, 2018, the Vermont Board of Medical Practice issued Recommendations for Intimate Exams in Outpatient Settings. Please read the summary and full recommendations to understand what this means for you and your patients. As always, your feedback is welcomed and appreciated.

Summary of Recommendations Recommendations Intimate Exams in Outpatient Settings
Edition Year Article Topic
1st 2013 Service as a Board Member Board Service
1st 2013 Investigation Process Complaints and Investigations
1st 2013 Medical Marijuana: A Prescription for Confusion Medical Marijuana
2nd 2014 Hazards of Directly Ordering Controlled Substances from Drug Wholesalers Controlled Substances Ordering
2nd 2014 BMP Policy on Treatment of Lyme Disease Lyme Disease
2nd 2014 BMP Policy on the Use of Opioid Analgesics in the Treatment of Chronic Pain 2014 Opioids, Treatment of Chronic Pain
2nd 2014 FSMB Model Policy on Telemedicine Telemedicine
3rd 2015 VDH Rules for Prescribing Opioids & Using VPMS Opoioids, Prescribing
3rd 2015 New Law (Act 60) for Mandated Reporters Mandated Reporters
3rd 2015 Definitions in Act 60 Mandated Reporters
3rd 2015 Policy on Buprenorphine Prescribing Buprenorphine, Prescribing
3rd 2015 Policy on Telemedicine Telemedicine
4th 2016 Compliance Alert for Physician Assistants PA Licensure
4th 2016 CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain Opioids, Prescribing
4th 2016 Act 173: An Act Relating to Compating Opioid Abuse Opioids, Legislation
4th 2016 Board Investigation Statistics: BMP by the Numbers Investigations
4th 2016 Substance Misuse and Substance Abuse Disorder Among Older Adults Substance Abuse
5th 2017 Rule Governing the Prescribing of Opioids for Pain Opioids, Prescribing, Legislation
5th 2017 New VPHP Services Practitioner Health
5th 2017 VPMS Tips & Enhancements VPMS
5th 2017 Physician Assistants Can Now Qualify to Prescribe for MAT for Opioid Addiction Opioids, Chronic Pain, Prescribing, Legislation
5th 2017 New Requirements for License & Certification Renewal for PAs, RAs & AAs Licensure, Renewal
5th 2017 CME Audit News CME
5th 2017 Medical Reserve Corp News Medical Reserve Corp