Stethoscope and Gavel

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 July 1, 2022, 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.

Highlights of Updates

Board Rules

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:

Please 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 (07/30/2020)

Nondisciplinary Financial Penalty (12/07/2022)

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.

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 Opioids, 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 Combating 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 and 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 and Certification Renewal for PAs, RAs, and AAs Licensure, Renewal
5th 2017 CME Audit News CME
5th 2017 Medical Reserve Corp News Medical Reserve Corp
Summer 2022 Pediatric Lead Testing Lead Testing in Children
Summer 2022 Monkeypox Information Infectious Diseases
Summer 2022 Scam Alert for Medical Professionals Investigations
Summer 2022 Vermont Law on Stem Cell Products Not Approved by the FDA Stem Cells
Summer 2022 2022 Physician License Renewal and CME Information Licensing and CME