Statutes, Laws, Rules and Policies

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

Board of Medical Practice Rules

These rules (effective 2-16-2001) are being revised due to changes to the Vermont Statutes which govern the Board. Be advised that some of the current rules conflict with the current statutes and, where this occurs, the statutes preempt the rules. If you have any questions regarding the applicability of the rules, contact the Board of Medical Practice.

Continuting Medical Education (CME) Rules

A change to Vermont law in 2011 (26 VSA §1400) requires physicians licensed by the Board to complete CME for license renewal. The general requirement is 30 hours of AMA PRA Category 1TM credit during the period from December 1, 2016 to November 30, 2018. If you were licensed for less than the full period, or if you are in the military and were ordered to duty, your obligation may be less. Except for the two subject-specific requirements. Please review the rules.

Newsletters
Edition Article Topic
1st, 2013 Service as a Board Member Board Service
1st, 2013 Vermont MD License Renewal Now Requires CME CME
1st, 2013 Investigation Process Complaints and Investigations
1st, 2013 Medical Marijuana: A Prescription for Confusion Medical Marijuana
2nd, 2014 Vermont MD License CME Requirements Updated CME
2nd, 2014 Hazards of Directly Ordering Controlled Substances from Drug Wholesalers Controlled Substances Ordering
2nd, 2014 FSMB Working on an Interstate Compact for Medical Licensing Interstate Compact
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 Opoioids, 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
3rd, 2015 Welcome Message from the Board Chair  
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 Compating Opioid Abuse Opioids, Legislation
4th, 2016 Board Investigation Statistics: BMP by the Numbers Investigations
4th, 2016 A Change in Law for Acupuncture Acupuncture
4th, 2016 Substance Misuse and Substance Abuse Disorder Among Older Adults Substance Abuse
4th, 2016 A Call to Action: NTSB Safety Requirements Controlled Substances
4th, 2016 Welcome Message from the Board Chair