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 April 1, 2024, changes were made to the Board Rules. For more information, review the Board Rules linked below.

Board Rules

In 2017, the Board Rules were revised to include Continuing Medical Education Requirements for license renewal. In 2019, the Board Rules were revised to include a new definition of a "Board-approved medical school."

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.

Please Note: The Board has modified the CME requirements for the 2024 renewal. Check the CME information specific to the 2024 renewal.


Additional Resources for Board Rules:

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.

1st2013Service as a Board MemberBoard Service
1st2013Investigation ProcessComplaints and Investigations
1st2013Medical Marijuana: A prescription for ConfusionMedical Marijuana
2nd2014Hazards of Directly Ordering Controlled Substances from Drug WholesalersControlled Substances Ordering
2nd2014BMP Policy on Treatment of Lyme DiseaseLyme Disease
2nd2014BMP Policy on the Use of Opioid Analgesics in the Treatment of Chronic Pain 2014Opioids, Treatment of Chronic Pain
2nd2014FSMB Model Policy on TelemedicineTelemedicine
3rd2015VDH Rules for Prescribing Opioids & Using VPMSOpioids, Prescribing
3rd2015New Law (Act 60) for Mandated ReportersMandated Reporters
3rd2015Definitions in Act 60Mandated Reporters
3rd2015Policy on Buprenorphine PrescribingBuprenorphine, Prescribing
3rd2015Policy on TelemedicineTelemedicine
4th2016Compliance Alert for Physician AssistantsPA Licensure
4th2016CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic PainOpioids, Prescribing
4th2016Act 173: An Act Relating to Combating Opioid AbuseOpioids, Legislation
4th2016Board Investigation Statistics: BMP by the NumbersInvestigations
4th2016Substance Misuse and Substance Abuse Disorder Among Older AdultsSubstance Abuse
5th2017Rule Governing the Prescribing of Opioids for PainOpioids, Prescribing, Legislation
5th2017New VPHP ServicesPractitioner Health
5th2017VPMS Tips and EnhancementsVPMS
5th2017Physician Assistants Can Now Qualify to Prescribe for MAT for Opioid AddictionOpioids, Chronic Pain, Prescribing, Legislation
5th2017New Requirements for License and Certification Renewal for PAs, RAs, and AAsLicensure, Renewal
5th2017CME Audit NewsCME
5th2017Medical Reserve Corp NewsMedical Reserve Corp
Summer2022Pediatric Lead TestingLead Testing in Children
Summer2022Monkeypox InformationInfectious Diseases
Summer2022Scam Alert for Medical ProfessionalsInvestigations
Summer2022Vermont Law on Stem Cell Products Not Approved by the FDAStem Cells
Summer20222022 Physician License Renewal and CME InformationLicensing and CME