NOTICE TO MAINE LICENSEES - REGARDING COVID-19 LICENSING CHANGES

 

COVID-19 EMERGENCY TEMPORARY LICENSE APPLICATION

 

COVID-19 TELEHEALTH RESOURCES

 

BOARD OF PHARMACY GUIDANCE PAPER #01-2020, April 18, 2020

 

PRESCRIBING CHLOROQUINE, HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE, AND AZITHROMYCIN - JOING STATEMENT OF THE BOARD OF OSTEOPATHIC LICENSURE AND THE BOARD OF LICENSURE IN MEDICINE, April 14, 2020

 

DISPENSING CHLOROQUINE, HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE, AND AZITHROMYCIN - BOARD OF PHARMACY STATEMENT 04/11/2020

 

DISPENSING INVESTIGATIONAL DRUGS NECESSARY TO CONDUCT A CLINICAL TRIAL, GOVERNOR MILLS EXECUTIVE ORDER #23 FY 19/20, March 26, 2020

 

COMPOUNDING OVER THE COUNTER HAND SANITIZER, MAINE DHHS ORDER, March 18, 2020

 

 

Welcome to the website of the Office of Professional and Financial 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

 

Notice Regarding License Verification Requests

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.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.

Follow this link for more Mandated Reporter Information

Future correspondence from the Board of Pharmacy 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.

 

How to apply for a license

 

Features of our online Licensing System

10 Day Notification

What's New

Policy on Veterans Preference

Office of Professional and Financial Regulation - Policy on Veterans Preference - Adopted February 2017

Laws/Statutory

New Laws Take Effect September 19, 2019

Public Law Chapter 454 (LD 37) An Act To Allow for the Sale of Nonprescription Drugs through Vending Machines
http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/getPDF.asp?paper=HP0038&item=3&snum=129    

Public Law Chapter 34 (LD 659) An Act Regarding the Use of Interchangeable Biological Products
http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?PID=1456&snum=129&paper=&paperld=l&ld=659

Link to the FDA list of biological products
https://www.fda.gov/drugs/therapeutic-biologics-applications-bla/purple-book-lists-licensed-biological-products-reference-product-exclusivity-and-biosimilarity-or From this website you may also access the Guidance for Industry, Reference Product Exclusivity for Biological Products Filed Under Section 351(a) of the PHS Act.

Public Law Chapter 165 (LD 1025) An Act To Prohibit the Provision of Conversion Therapy to Minors by Certain Licensed Professionals
http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?PID=1456&snum=129&paper=&paperld=l&ld=1025
See Sections 27, 28, 29, and 30

Public Law Chapter 503, Part A (LD 1746)
http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/getPDF.asp?paper=SP0580&item=8&snum=129
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.

 

Rulemaking

Notice of Agency Rulemaking Proposal, Chapter 36 Licensure of Opioid Treatment Programs

Final Adoption, Major Substantive Rule - Chapter 12 Licensure for Manufacturers and Wholesalers - (New) Section 7 on Exception to Prohibit Against Gifts for Practitioners - Effective, June 6, 2020

Emergency Rule - Chapter 36 Licensure for Opioid Treatment Programs, Adopted, April 4, 2020. Note: The application for nurses to apply for a pharmacy technician license is available online using the following link http://www.maine.gov/pfr/professionallicensing/professions/pharmacy/pdf/pharmacy_tech_opioid_treatment_program.pdf

 

Current Important Notices/Reminders

Older Important Notices/Reminders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Last Updated: May 28, 2020