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.
Board of Medical Practice Rules
Effective July 1, 2022, the changes to the Board Rules incorporated laws made in three bills passed in 2020: Act 123 on physician assistant licensure and regulation; Act 126, which was a broad update to the Board of Medical Practice law; and Act 152, a law creating several new provisions applicable to many Vermont licensed professionals.
In 2019, the Board Rules were revised to include a new definition of a "Board-approved medical school."
In 2017, the Board Rules were revised to include Continuing Medical Education Requirements for license renewal:
- CME Excerpt for Physicians (Section 22.0)
- CME Excerpt for Physician Assistants with a DEA Number (Section 28.3.3)
- CME Excerpt for Podiatrists (Section 33.0)
IMPORTANT NOTE: The Board has modified the CME requirements for the 2022 renewal. Check the CME information specific to the 2022 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)
|Position Statement on Unprofessional Conduct and COVID-19 (11/3/2021)||COVID-19|
|Policy on the Appropriate Use of Telemedicine Technologies in the Practice of Medicine (adopted 5/6/2015)||Telemedicine|
|Rule 10.16 on the Administrative Rules of the Board of Pharmacy (effective 10/6/2014)||Hydrocodone|
|Policy on DATA 2000 and Treatment of Opioid Addiction in the Medical Office (6/4/2014)||Opioid Addiction|
|Lyme Policy Statement (adopted 6/4/2014)||Lyme Disease|
|Policy on the Use of Opioid Analgesics in the Treatment of Chronic Pain (adopted 4/2/2014)||Chronic Pain|
|Termination of Physician-Patient Relationship (adopted 12/6/1999)||Patient Care|
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.