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.
Although our building in Gardiner, Maine is not open to the public due to the COVID-19 health emergency, our staff remains available to resolve your complaints, answer your questions, and continue to deliver high-quality services to consumers and regulated industries.
Please contact us by email or by phone or through our other online services, and we will assist you. Thank you, and we look forward to hearing from you.
The staff of the Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation
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
Laws enacted by the 130th Legislature
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
Current Important Notices/Reminders
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance or call Dominic Cotone at 207-624-8620 or Jessica Gowell at 207-624-8651.