Rules, Guidelines, Policies & Statutes

Rules, Guidelines, Policies & Statutes

Position Statement re Misinformation: 

Board Position Statement re COVID-19 Misinformation.pdf


Following their receipt and review of comments regarding proposed changes to Rule Chapter 11 (Joint Rule Regarding Telehealth Standards of Practice) and Rule Chapter 12 (Joint Rule Regarding Office Based Treatment of Opioid Disorder), the Boards re-propose the rules as follows:

Chapter 11 Rulemaking Reproposal_3.pdf and Chapter 12 Rulemaking Reproposal_0.pdf

Please be sure to review the attachments thoroughly:

The comment period for Chapters 11 & 12 will end on Friday, April 29, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. 


The comment period for Rule Chapters 11 & 12 ended on December 10, 2021.

Chapter 11 - Joint Rule Regarding Telehealth Standards of PracticeChapter 11 Proposed Rule.pdf

The proposed amendments to the existing joint rule, which will also be adopted by the State Board of Nursing, include changing the chapter number and title from "Chapter 6 Telemedicine Standards of Practice" to Chapter 11 Joint Rule Regarding Telehealth Standards of Practice, updating multiple definitions in accordance with definitions in P.L. Chapter 291 enacted June 21, 2021 and include terminology and requirements which are applicable to nurses.  Please review the attached document for full details..

Chapter 12 - Joint Rule Regarding Office Based Treatment of Opioid Use DisorderChapter 12 Proposed Rule.pdf

The proposed amendments to the rule include eliminating gender terms, changing medical records to patient records, and changing the definition of telemedicine to telehealth in accordance with the definition in 2021 P.L. Chapter 291 as enacted June 21, 2021. Please review the attached document for full details.


Rule Chapter 2 - Physician Assistants

Rule Chapter 10 - Sexual Misconduct.pdf

Rule Chapter 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.


The following guidelines, which include a sample Consent Agreement, are intended to both protect the public and to assist a physician with her/his reentry to the practice of medicine. 

Board Reentry to Practice Guidelines


Board Member Remote Participation.pdf

Subpoena Power.pdf

Application Policies.pdf

Complaints Against Staff.pdf


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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.

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 non-ambulatory 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