Important License Renewal Update, effective February 24, 2021:
To protect the public by ensuring that physicians, physician assistants and nurses are qualified and properly licensed, Governor Mills has signed Executive Order 33 FY20/21 which repeals that section of Executive Order 16 FY19/20 which had authorized the extension of licenses due to expire during the State of Emergency. Section 1(E) of that order is now repealed. Osteopathic physicians and physician assistants working with them whose licenses have been extended due to the State of Emergency must renew their licenses by March 31, 2021.
Governor Janet Mills Executive Order 33 FY20/21 Executive Order 33 FY20/21
The Board of Osteopathic Licensure can be contacted at: 142 State House Station Augusta, ME 04333-0142.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, staff is teleworking. The best way to reach the office is via e-mail at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone at 207/446-4205 or 207/287-2480, via fax at 207/ 536-5811, or by TTY: Maine relay 711.
The Novel Coronavirus 19 (COVID-19) has presented each of us with unparalleled challenges.
Our licensed osteopathic physicians and physician assistants are providing care to the citizens of Maine while Board staff continues its work. We are taking extra precautions to ensure the safety and good health of everyone. If you must visit the office, please reach first as we are working remotely when possible. Electronic submission of documents is encouraged whenever possible.
Staff is most readily available via e-mail (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org). The office phone is 207/287-2480; alternate phone is 207/446-4205 (Board cell). If no answer, please leave a message which will be returned as soon as possible.
Please review the Executive Order (PDF) signed by Governor Janet T. Mills on March 20, 2020 regarding licensure here in Maine during the public health emergency. We have worked closely with the Office of the Attorney General, Commissioner Anne Head (Department of Professional & Financial Regulation with which the Board is affiliated) and the Governor’s Office to implement the following, based on that order. Again, please review the entire Order as the following is only a brief synopsis of the implementation):
Accelerated licensure (no associated fee) of qualified physicians to assist in the health care response to COVID-19;
Accelerated licensure (no associated fee) of qualified physician assistants to assist in the health care response to COVID-19;
Physician and physician assistant renewals are extended until 30 days following the expiration of the March 20, 2020 Proclamation;
Suspension, during the public health emergency, of the mandatory supervisory or collaborative practice requirements for qualified physician assistants who are assisting or will assist with the health care response to COVID-19;
Suspension of laws and/or rules related to state medical record privacy and HIPAA that might interfere with the use of telemedicine and/or telehealth technology.
Questions? Please call the Board office at (207) 446-4205 or (207) 287-2480.
Joint Statement of the Licensing Boards regarding Prescribing of Chloroquine, Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin
CDC COVID-19 Updates:
Maine Responds Emergency Health Volunteer System:
Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP):
Department of Health & Human Services:
Emergency Rules pursuant to the public health emergency can be found at: https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/oms/rules/emergency.shtml#anchor2225289.
Federal: From the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services:
Medicare Telemedicine Health Care Provider Fact Sheet can be found at: https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/fact-sheets/medicare-telemedicine-health-care-provider-fact-sheet.