Board of Medical Practice

Board of Medical Practice

The Vermont Board of Medical Practice protects and promotes the health and safety of Vermonters by ensuring professional integrity through licensure of health care practitioners and investigation of complaints in a fair manner that is respectful to all parties.

The board licenses allopathic physicians, physician assistants and podiatrists, and certifies anesthesiologist assistants and radiologist assistants. Other health professionals, including nurses and osteopathic physicians, are regulated by the Vermont Office of Professional Regulation.

New Board Rules Effective July 1, 2022

The updated Board of Medical Practice Administrative Rules are effective July 1, 2022. The changes incorporate 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 professions. Read more below! 

highlights of updates

Board Rules (07/01/2022)

 

 

Telehealth Registration Requirement (effective 4/1/2022)

Registration required to continue to practice telehealth  with vermont patients as of april 1, 2022

Beginning on April 1, 2022, you must be registered with the Board of Medical Practice to practice telehealth with a patient in Vermont if you do not hold a Vermont license.

Many health care professionals have been able to practice in Vermont using telehealth without obtaining a license since the beginning of the COVID-19 public health emergency in early 2020. Act 85 of 2022, enacted on March 22, 2022, significantly changed the temporary laws regarding telehealth practice by those who do not hold a Vermont license. If you do not hold a Vermont license you will not be able to continue to practice as of April 1, 2022 unless you take the required actions described in more detail below.

Before you begin your registration, please read the Instructions for Temporary Telehealth Registration. We recommend you print the instructions to use while you complete the registration process.

instructions for temporary telehealth registration

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Announcement Regarding Emergency Licensing Provisions for COVID-19 (updated 3/25/2022)

Please note: this applies to only the professions licensed by the Board of Medical Practice (MD, PA, DPM, AA, and RA). Members of professions regulated by the Office of Professional Regulation (e.g., DOs, APRNs, and Naturopaths) should contact OPR.  

Deemed Licensure for Health Care Professionals Licensed in Other States

By virtue of Act 85 of 2022, through June 30, 2023, health care professionals who are licensed in another U.S. jurisdiction and in good standing in all states where licensed, and who are not currently subject to disciplinary proceedings in another state or barred from practice in Vermont, are able to practice in Vermont for up to six months without obtaining a license, in the following circumstances:

  1. Practice as part of the staff of a licensed facility
  2. Practice at a Federally Qualified Health Center
  3. Practice as a volunteer with the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)

Those who are practicing with the MRC or as staff of a licensed facility or FQHC must have the organization submit to the Board their name, contact information, and locations at which they will be practicing. This authority applies until June 30, 2023, so long as the individual remains in good standing in all jurisdictions where licensed to practice, however, for all but those practicing with the MRC, it may be used for only six months after the date of enactment, March 22, 2022.

After relying on this provision for a period of six months that begins on or after March 22, 2023, the health care professional must obtain a license to continue practice in Vermont. This means that someone who was practicing as of March 22, 2022 and who continues to practice may rely upon this provision until September 22, 2022. Someone who begins practice in Vermont on January 1, 2023, may practice until June 30, 2023. Someone who begins practice after January 1, 2023 may practice under this authority only through June 30, 2023, not for the full six months. The only exception to the six-month limitation is for those who limit practice to the MRC.  The provisions of Act 85 of 2022 that allow practice without a license as described above are at pages 7 through 9 of the law.    

Deemed Licensure for Vermont Physicians Whose License Became Inactive within the Past Three Years

Health care professionals whose Vermont licenses became inactive within the past three years and who were in good standing also have been, and continue to be, eligible to be “deemed” licensed to practice until June 30, 2023 in the same circumstances as listed above:  with the MRC or as staff of a licensed facility or FQHC. If you began practicing in Vermont under this authority within three years of the date on which you no longer held an active license and have continued to practice, you will remain eligible to practice through June 30, 2023, so long as all other conditions are still satisfied. That is to say that you have not been subjected to discipline or barred from practice in Vermont. The extension of the provision that allows those whose licenses became inactive within the past three years to be deemed to be licensed to practice are found at pages 10-11 of Act 85 of 2022.

Emergency Licensure for Health Care Professionals Whose Vermont Licenses Became Inactive Between Three and Ten Years Ago

Health care professionals whose Vermont license became inactive more than three years ago are not able to be “deemed” licensed as described just above. However, those whose Vermont licenses became inactive between three and ten years ago may apply for a temporary emergency license to practice with the MRC or as staff of a licensed facility or FQHC. They must fill out an abbreviated application, which will be reviewed by the Board. Limitations may be placed on such licenses. Licenses obtained under this provision may also be extended through June 30, 2023, as provided by Act 85 of 2022 at page 11.

Contact Information - the office is operating & is taking calls!

PLEASE NOTE: The Board office is operating and is taking calls! Until further notice, please email or mail all information and requests to the address below. We are not accepting walk-in/drop-offs for documents or verification requests at this time. If you fax a documents, there will be a delay in receiving the information as we are working remotely.

Licensing Questions (M-F, 7:45 am - 4:30 pm) - 802-657-4223 or [email protected]

Mailing address 108 Cherry Street, PO Box 70, Burlington, VT 05402
Street address 108 Cherry Street, Suite 206, Burlington, VT, 05401 (for overnight deliveries)

Phone (802) 657-4220
Fax (802) 657-4227
[email protected]

2022 Physician License Renewal

The 2022 physician license renewal will open on August 31, 2022. The board will email a renewal announcement, so please log into your account now to verify your email address is correct.

Important CME Updates and Information for the 2022 Physician License Renewal

The on-line renewal application will not be available or accessible until August 31, 2022.

In This Section

Many licensees have contacted the Board with a variety of questions regarding COVID-19 as it relates to medical licensure, rules and regulations. (updated 03/27/2020)

Here are the forms and information required for medical licensure and certification in Vermont. You must complete both the online application and the required forms, which are downloadable here. 

The Board investigates complaints of unprofessional conduct and may issue reprimands or revoke, suspend or place conditions on professional licenses and certifications, or take action where appropriate to protect public health and safety.

The Board of Medical Practice is committed to protecting the public, promoting good practice, and supporting our licensees with licensing services and information.

Use the eLicense system to find public information about physicians, physician assistants, anesthesiologist assistants or radiologist assistants licensed in Vermont.

The dates listed on this schedule are provided for the convenience of those interested in the licensing process.

Check out these frequently asked questions about medical licensure or certification in Vermont.

Here you will find links to statutes, rules, policies and resources to help you find the answers to questions about medical practice in Vermont.