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.
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.
- Board Rules
- Anesthesiologist Assistant Rules
- Radiologist Assistant Rules (effective November 15, 2011)
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.
|Policy on the Appropriate Use of Telemedicine Technologies in the Practice of Medicine (adopted 5/6/2015)||Telemedicine|
|Rule 10.16 on the Administrative Rules of the Board of Pharmacy (effective 10/6/2014)||Hydrocodone|
|Policy on DATA 2000 and Treatment of Opioid Addiction in the Medical Office (6/4/2014)||Opioid Addiction|
|Lyme Policy Statement (adopted 6/4/2014)||Lyme Disease|
|Policy on the Use of Opioid Analgesics in the Treatment of Chronic Pain (adopted 4/2/2014 - updated in 2005)||Chronic Pain|
|Policy for Use of Controlled Substances for the Treatment of Pain (adopted 12/7/2005)||Chronic Pain|
|Termination of Physician-Patient Relationship (adopted 12/6/1999)||Patient Care|