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
The Board of Respiratory Care Practitioners was established to safeguard the public health and safety by protecting the public from incompetent and unauthorized conduct on the part of respiratory care practitioners in the State of Maine.
The primary responsibilities of the Board is to conduct examinations of candidates for licensure to practice respiratory care, to verify credentials of applicants, to license and to conduct hearings and investigations upon receipt of complaints, to revoke or to refuse to renew any licenses after proper notice and hearing.
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=4260. 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 Respiratory Care Practitioners 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.
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