Welcome to the website of the Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation (OPOR), an agency within the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation. We appreciate your visit to our homepage and we look forward to assisting you. OPOR’s Gardiner office is open to the public from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. While you are welcome to visit our offices, for faster service, we encourage you to take advantage of our many online services.
To ensure that someone is available to assist you, we recommend that you schedule an appointment in advance. Please contact us by email or by phone or through our other online services, and we will assist you. After making an appointment, click on this link for directions.
You may follow this link to the Secretary of State's office to view a list of board members. Members of the public should not contact board members with questions or comments. All questions, comments or any other board-related matters must be directed to the Board’s administrator. (Kristina.M.Halvorsen@maine.gov 207-624-8420)
The Board of Licensure of Podiatric medicine was established to protect the public through regulation of the practice of podiatry in the State of Maine by setting professional standards.
The primary responsibilities of the Board is to conduct examinations of candidates for licensure to practice podiatry, to verify credentials of applicants, to license and renew upon documentation of continuing education activities, to conduct hearings and investigations upon receipt of complaints pertaining to podiatry.
Effective March 1, 2019, the Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation (OPOR) will no longer issue paper license verifications. License verifications are available, free of charge, on OPOR’s official database, https://www.pfr.maine.gov/ALMSOnline/ALMSQuery/Welcome.aspx?board=4400. This database is updated in real time as changes occur. The Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation considers this information to be a secure, primary source for license verification.
Are You a Mandated Reporter?
Maine law requires that medical, mental health and social services personnel immediately report or cause a report to be made to the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) when the provider knows or has reasonable cause to suspect that a child or an incapacitated or dependent adult has been or is likely to be abused or neglected or that a suspicious death (child or incapacitated adult) has occurred.
Future correspondence from the Board of Licensure of Podiatric Medicine will be sent to you by email, so please be sure to keep your contact information current. Follow this link to verify your contact information.
Chapter 21 Proposed Amendments
Notice of Agency Proposed Rulemaking
STATEMENT OF THE BOARD OF LICENSURE OF PODIATRIC MEDICINE ON PRESCRIBING CHLOROQUINE
New Laws Effective October 18, 2021
Public Law Chapter 167 – An Act to Facilitate licensure for credentialed individuals in other jurisdictions
Public Law Chapter 290 – An Act Regarding Remote Participation in Public Proceedings
Public Law Chapter 291 – An act regarding Telehealth Regulations
- You can now apply for a license Online!
- Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) Registration Requirements (PDF)
- Important notice regarding the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) (PDF)
Chapter 21: Use of Controlled Substances for Treatment of Pain Effective 5/27/20
Chapter 21 (PDF) is a joint rule of the Board of Licensure in Medicine, the State Board of Nursing, the Board of Osteopathic Licensure, and the Board of Licensure of Podiatric Medicine to ensure safe and adequate pain management for the citizens of Maine.
NOTICE CONCERNING DELIVERY OF PODIATRIST LICENSES
Podiatrist licenses are now delivered to licensees via email. The email sender is displayed as "firstname.lastname@example.org" and the subject as "YOUR OFFICIAL (license type) LICENSE IS ATTACHED". Paper licenses will NOT be mailed to licensees with an email address on file with the Board.
You have the opportunity to update your contact information when you renew your license online or you may update your email address and other contact information anytime here.