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02-383
Department of Professional and Financial Regulation
Board of Osteopathic Licensure

2003-2004 Regulatory Agenda

AGENCY UMBRELLA-UNIT NUMBER: 02-383
AGENCY NAME: Department of Professional & Financial Regulation, Board of Osteopathic Licensure (Affiliated)

CONTACT PERSON: Susan E. Strout, Executive Secretary, 142 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0142. Telephone: 207/287-2480 - Fax 207/287-3015

EMERGENCY RULES ADOPTED SINCE LAST REGULATORY AGENDA: None

EXPECTED 2003/2004 RULE-MAKING ACTIVITY:

NEW RULE CHAPTER 13: Offer, Sale, Rental or Lease of Health-Related or Non-Health Related Goods
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §§2562 & 2581
PURPOSE: To establish policy and guidelines regarding the offer, sale, rental or lease of health-related or non-health related goods by a physician or physician assistant.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Winter/Spring 2003/2004
AFFECTED PARTIES: Citizens and licensees of the State of Maine.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated

NEW RULE CHAPTER 15: Alternative Therapies
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §§2562 & 2581
PURPOSE: To clarify the professional responsibilities of those osteopathic physicians who utilize alternative therapies in their treatment of patients.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Winter/Spring 2003/2004
AFFECTED PARTIES: Citizens and licensees of the State of Maine.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated

NEW RULE CHAPTER 18: Disruptive Conduct
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 32 MRSA §§2562 & 2581
PURPOSE: To establish policy and guidelines regarding the identification of circumstances which indicate that the behavior of a physician or physician assistant toward a patient or others is considered disruptive to patient care and therefore unprofessional conduct.
ANTICIPATED SCHEDULE: Spring/Summer 2004
AFFECTED PARTIES: Citizens and licensees of the State of Maine.
CONSENSUS-BASED RULE DEVELOPMENT: Not contemplated


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