NOTICE TO MAINE LICENSEES - REGARDING COVID-19 LICENSING CHANGES

 

 

COVID-19 EMERGENCY TEMPORARY LICENSE APPLICATION

 

COVID-19 TELEHEALTH RESOURCES

 

 

 

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 Examiners in Physical Therapy 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! You can now apply for a license online by using the following link:

Online application for a Physical Therapy License

How to apply for a license

Features of our online Licensing System

Credentialing Organizations - List of Accepted Credentialing Agencies for non-U.S. educated physical therapists

10 Day Notification Requirement

What's New
POLICY ON VETERANS PREFERENCE POLICY ON VETERANS PREFERENCE - Office of Professional and Financial Regulation - Policy on Veterans Preference - Adopted February 20177
Laws/Statutory

New Laws Take Effect September 19, 2019

Public Law Chapter 503, Part C (LD 1746) - Physical Therapy Board
http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?LD=1746&snum=129
Brief Synopsis: Repeals the character reference requirement for initial licensing

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.

Public Law Chapter 80 - Effective May 26, 2017 - An Act To Allow a Physical Therapist To Administer Certain Coagulation Tests in a Patient's Home

Rulemaking Notice of Agency Proposed Rulemaking - Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation Chapter 10 Establishment of License Fees
Current Important Notices/Reminders

Dry Needling by a Licensed Physical Therapist

 

Do you have questions? Email the Board.

 

Last Updated: May 12, 2020