|July 17, 2017
Board of Licensure in Medicine Proposes Changes to Chapter 1 Rules
The comments may be sent to Dennis E. Smith, Executive Director, Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine, 137 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0137. The proposed Chapter 1 rule may be found at the Board's website, here.
The proposed changes relate largely to processing of licenses, fees, and requirements to notify the Board upon the occurrence of certain events. One proposed section authorizes the staff to issue citations in lieu of formal disciplinary action for certain actions. The proposal also puts into the Rule the statutory requirement enacted as part of Chapter 488 last year which requires licensees who continue to prescribe opioid medication to complete three hours of CME on this topic prior to Dec. 31, 2017 and every two years thereafter. Although this requirement in the proposed rule impacts only prescribers of opioid medication, conversations with Board staff suggest that the final Rule could be broadened to include all licensees which would presumably include all MDs and PAs licensed by the Board.
MMA legal staff has reviewed the rule and will prepare written comments by the July 14 deadline. Copies of the comments will be placed on the MMA website at www.mainemed.com.< Previous Article | Next Article >
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