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The Maine Board of Osteopathic Licensure is responsible for ensuring the health and safety of the public of this State. It is the responsibility of the Board to determine which applicants qualify to practice osteopathic medicine in the State of Maine by regulating the practice of its licensees. Through its licensing process, the Board provides assurance that the physician has received his/her degree from an accredited college of osteopathic medicine, has received the appropriate level of training and that no cause exists that would be a basis for disciplinary action of a licensed physician under 32 M.R.S.A. sec 2591-A.
Once licensed, the physician must adhere to accepted standards of professional conduct. Further, once a license is granted, it must be renewed every two years. Each licensee must demonstrate that he/she has obtained the necessary continuing medical education. If grounds for discipline exist at the time of relicensure, the Board may take appropriate action allowed by 10 M.R.S.A. sec. 8003 and 32 M.R.S.A. sec. 2591-A.
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