Rules & Statutes

Rules & Statutes


Physician Assistant

Joint Chapter 2 (Physician Assistants) Board Member Workgroup Meeting

The Board member work group will meet on Monday, May 18th at 1 p.m. to further discuss revisions to Joint Rule Chapter 2 Regarding Physician Assistants.  Public access to the meeting, held via Zoom, is available via the following link: (if you experience difficulties, please copy and paste the link into your browser).

Meeting ID #: 858 6482 7785

Password: 8SRZFf (this password is case sensitive)


New Rule effective April 29, 2020:  Rule Ch. 12 - Office Based Tx of Opioid Use Disorder

The following is a link to all rules on the Secretary of State's website:

Once you are at that site, please click on the link titled "Professional & Financial Regulation", scroll to 02 383 Board of Osteopathic Licensure where you will find all rules pertaining to this Board. Please call the office at 207/287-2480 if you have any trouble with the link.

Please see the final link below on this page to view the Board statute and other information.

Suspected Child Abuse - Requirements for Mandated Reporters

Mandated reporter training is available ( to ensure compliance with Maine law (32 MRS §4011-A, Chapter 1071, Sub-Chapter 2) which requires that physicians immediately report or cause a report to be made to the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) when the physician knows or has reasonable cause to suspect that a child has been or is likely to be abused or neglected or that a suspicious child death has occurred.

Additionally, Maine law requires that physicians file a report with DHHS if a child under 6 months of age or otherwise nonambulatory exhibits evidence of the fracture of a bone, substantial bruising or multiple bruises, subdural hematoma, burns, poisoning or injury resulting in substantial bleeding, soft tissue swelling or impairment of an organ. More specific, detailed information is outlined within the online training itself.

This law does not require the report of injuries occurring as a result of the delivery of a child attended by a licensed medical practitioner or the reporting of burns or other injuries occurring as a result of medical treatment following the delivery of the child while he or she remains hospitalized following said delivery.

The Board encourages all licensees to participate in this important training.

FMI:; Child Protective Intake Unit Phone: 1-800-452-1999


DISCLAIMER: The publications of the Maine State Legislature are made available on the Internet as a public service and reliance on any such information is at the user's own risk. The State of Maine, its agencies, officers and employees do not warrant the accuracy, reliability, completeness or timeliness of any information on the Maine State Legislature's web site and may not be held liable for any losses caused by any person's reliance on the information available on this web site. All copyrights and other rights to statutory text are reserved by the State of Maine. The text included here is subject to change without notice. It is a version that has not been officially certified by the Secretary of State. Refer to the Maine Revised Statutes Annotated and supplements for certified text.

Some of the statutes that apply to the Board of Osteopathic Licensure are found in the following locations. This is not a complete listing of Maine Statutes. If you have any questions regarding this material, please contact us at (207) 287-2480.