Vermont Board of Medical Practice

ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEW Policy on DATA 2000 and Treatment of Opioid Addction in the Medical Office (adopted June 4, 2014) 

NEW Lyme Policy Statement (adopted June 4, 2014)

NEW Emergency Rule on Prescribing Extended Release Hydrocodone Without Abuse-Deterrent Properties

 

The Vermont Board of Medical Practice

The Vermont Board of Medical Practice licenses allopathic physicians, physician assistants and podiatrists, and certifies anesthesiologist assistants and radiologist assistants.

Please explore this website to for more resources and information about the Board.

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact us.

Thank you for visiting.

David Herlihy
Executive Director
Vermont Board of Medical Practice

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Online Licensing and Records

Health care professionals licensed or certified by the Board can apply for and renew a license or certification, check the status of an application, or update profile information.

If you are seeking to request a Verification of your VT medical license or certification, please submit your request in writing to our office (address listed below) indicating where you wish the verification to be mailed, and with a $50 payment (check or cash) payable to the Vermont Board of Medical Practice.

Members of the public can easily look up information about Vermont licensed health care professionals.

Click to access to Board of Medical Practice online licensing system.

Vermont Prescription Monitoring System (VPMS)
To access the system, simply click the "elicense" link below and log into your account.  There you can find the link to the VPMS registration.  If you experience any technical issues, contact the Help Desk at vpms-info@hidinc.com or call 800-225-6998, ext 888. For more information about the VMPS registration, contact: vmps@state.vt.us or call 802-652-4147

 

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Complaints

The Board investigates complaints and and may issue reprimands, or revoke, suspend, or place conditions on professional licenses and certifications, or take other actions where appropriate to protect the public health and safety.

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Additional Resources

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Announcement & Events

NEW Policy on DATA 2000 and Treatment of Opioid Addction in the Medical Office

At its meeting on June 4, 2013, the Board adopted a new Policy on DATA 2000 and Treatment of Opioid Addiction in the Medical Office. This is the first time the Board has issued a policy in this area and hopes that all licensees who prescribe Buprenorphine will find the policy helpful. 

 

NEW Lyme Policy Statement (adopted June 4, 2014)

Act 134 of 2014 directed the Board of Medical Practice and other licensing authorities to issue policy statements on treatment of Lyme.  The law directed the issuance of the policy and its contents. The Board approved the policy statment on June 4, 2014 and it will be effective on July 1, 2014.

Emergency Rule on Prescribing Extended Release Hydrocodone Without Abuse-Deterrent Properties

The Vermont Department of Health has issued an emergency rule that requires prescribers to follow certain protocols if they prescribe a hydrocodone product that is not formulated with abuse-deterrent properties.  At this time, the Rule would apply only to Zohydro, as that is the only such drug in the US market. The additional safeguards detailed in the Rule include requirements for: a thorough medical evaluation and physical examination; a documented risk/benefit analysis; a written informed consent; a signed Treatment Agreement detailing measures to monitor safe use; a check of the Vermont Prescription Monitoring System; and a prescription that is written for not more than 30 days that includes a maximum daily dose and that must be filled within 7 days.  The Rule became effective on April 4, 2014 and is posted on the Health Department website. 

New Policy: Use of Opioid Analgesics in Treatment of Chronic Pain

At its meeting on April 2, 2014, the Board of Medical Practice adopted a new Policy on the Use of Opioid Analgesics in the Treatment of Chronic Pain  The policy is an update to one issued in 2005.  Many developments in this area of practice and new legal and regulatory requirements are reflected in this revision. The Board hopes all licensees and other Vermont health care professionals who have prescribing rights will find the policy helpful.

 

Successful Symposium on the Safe and Effective Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain!!

On May 10, 2014, the Board partnered with Boston University School of Medicine to offer a half-day conference on Safe and Effective Treatment of Chronic Pain, including the use of opioid analgesics. Over 200 participants attended the conference and we continue to receive requests for another event. Be on the look-out for a survey to determine where and when to offer the next one!

 

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Contact Us

Email: medicalboard@state.vt.us

Telephone:
Main Line: 802-657-4220
Licensing: 802-657-4223

Mailing Address:
Vermont Board of Medical Practice
P.O. Box 70
Burlington, VT 05402-0070

Physical Address:
Vermont Board of Medical Practice
108 Cherry Street, 2nd Floor
Burlington, VT 05402-0070

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