Welcome to the website of the Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation, an agency within the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation. We appreciate your visit to our homepage, and we look forward to assisting you.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Staff of the Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation is temporarily displaced while the building located at 76 Northern Avenue in Gardiner, Maine is closed for remediation work. During this temporary displacement, only limited staff will be located at 221 State Street in Augusta, Maine so the best way to contact us to resolve your issue, answer your questions, and continue to deliver high-quality services to consumers and our licensees is by email or by phone or through our other online services.
Thank you, and we look forward to hearing from you.
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. (Geraldine.L. Betts@maine.gov 207-624-8625)
Notice Regarding License Verification Requests (PDF)
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=4450. 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 an incapacitated or dependent adult has been or is likely to be abused or neglected or that a suspicious incapacitated or dependent adult death has occurred.
Future correspondence from the Board of Complementary Health Care Providers 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.
POLICY ON VETERANS PREFERENCE
POLICY ON VETERANS PREFERENCE - Office of Professional and Financial Regulation - Policy on Veterans Preference - Adopted February 2017 (PDF)
Laws enacted by the 130th Legislature
2021 Public Law Chapter 291, (L.D. 791 An Act Regarding Telehealth Regulations) (PDF)
2021 Public Law Chapter 167, (L.D. 149 An Act to Facilitate Licensure for Credentialed Individuals from Other Jurisdictions) (PDF)
New Laws Take Effect September 19, 2019
Public Law Chapter 269 (LD 1105) An Act To Allow Acupuncture Detoxification Specialists To Administer an Auricular Acupuncture Treatment for Substance Use and Co-occurring Disorders
Brief Synopsis: Creates a new license category for Auricular Detoxification Specialist; acronyms (A.D.S. or L.A.D.S)
Public Law Chapter 265 (LD 364) An Act to Establish the Right to Practice Complementary and Alternative Health Care Act
Public Law Chapter 426 (LD 443) An Act to Prevent Vitamin K Deficiency Bleeding and Eye Damage in Infants
This is a DHHS/CDC mandate that references professional midwives
Public Law Chapter 503, Part A (LD 1746)
Brief Summary: Expands grounds for discipline to include failure to provide to a patient, upon written request, a copy of that patient's treatment records within a reasonable amount of time as may be determined by the applicable board.
New Board Rule Chapter 6-C (PDF) Standards for Vaginal Birth After Cesarean Section (VBAC), Effective September 4, 2021
New Rules Adopted Notice
New Rules Adopted for Certified Professional Midwives and Certified Midwives, effective March 1, 2021 (PDF)
Current Important Notices/Reminders
Notice of Scam Targeting Licensees (PDF)
Advisory Ruling 2021-01 Maine Board of Complementary Health Care Providers vaginal birth after a cesarean section (VBAC) and prenatal/postpartum services, dated March 19, 2021.
We are pleased to announce that the application for the Auricular Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist license is now available. Please review 32 MRS §§12551-12554 for licensure requirements and practice information. Click here for the application (PDF). Anyone having questions should contact our office at email@example.com for assistance or call Dominic Cotone at 207-624-8620 or Jessica Gowell at 207-624-8651.
Pre-Approved Continuing Professional Education Activity (PDF)