Licensure

Licensure

Updated information for those wishing to apply will be available soon. 

In the meantime, please e-mail the Board office at osteo.pfr@maine.gov for information.  Calls are certainly welcome but the information is easiest provided via e-mail.  

New!  Online application status for DO & PA applicants is now available

Applicants can now check their application status online by going to the Board's website (www.maine.gov/osteo), scrolling down to the Online Services section and once there, clicking the Online Renewal link.  You will be automatically taken to the page below (see screenshot).  Once you have entered your license number and the password you created when you completed your online addendum), any outstanding items required of you will outlined.  Once you have completed all requirements, your application will go to the Board's next regularly scheduled monthly meeting.  The Board meets on the second Thursday of each month.

New for 2021/2022:

Interns/Residents/Fellows applying for Temporary Educational Permits:  

Click the link at the bottom of this page to complete and submit your Uniform Application. Please be sure to check off for it to be sent to the Maine Board of Osteopathic Licensure. The FSMB charges a $60 fee to submit the application. Once you have completed and submitted the online application, please complete the UA Affidavit and submit it to either the Board office or your Program Coordinator (check with them for their preference).  The day following submission of your UA, you will receive an e-mail from noreply@maine.gov which will contain a link for you to complete your online UA Addendum; please follow all instructions. Your training program will pay your application fee.

Please check with your Program Coordinator regarding the submission of your Uniform Application, online application fee and Affidavit.  

Important License Renewal Update, effective February 24, 2021:

Governor Mills has now signed Executive Order 33 FY20/21 which repeals that section of Executive Order 16 FY19/20 authorizing the extension of licenses due to expire during the State of Emergency.  Section 1(E) of that order was repealed and osteopathic physicians and physician assistants working with them whose licenses were extended due to the State of Emergency must renew their licenses by March 31, 2021.  

Attached is Governor Janet Mills Executive Order.pdf regarding license renewals.

Attached is Governor Janet Mills  Executive Order regarding licensure.

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.

IMPORTANT information if you are searching for a Physician Assistant whom you believe is currently licensed and you cannot locate him/her through our search engine or you locate them and their status indicates ‘Withdrawn/Terminated by Licensee’, please also check the Board of Licensure in Medicine website at www.maine.gov/md and click ‘Find a Licensee in our Database’ as the Physician Assistant may be current with that Board.