Office of Professional Regulation

Maple Leaf closure leaves doctors, state scrambling to help patients

Close to 160 opioid-dependent patients receiving buprenorphine and counseling through Maple Leaf Associates outpatient services will now need to make other arrangements to continue their medication and therapy.

Ex-staff: Maple Leaf investigated by AG’s office, regulator

“They didn’t have enough staff for what we were billing for, that’s the bottom line,” said one former employee of the treatment center.

Medical licenses in jeopardy after inmate’s death

The Office of Professional Regulation alleges that five prison health care professionals didn’t do enough in the case of a woman with diabetes and other conditions who refused treatment.

Maple Leaf Treatment Center in Underhill to temporarily close next week

While the state is investigating complaints against the drug treatment facility in Underhill received in December, the closing was a decision between Maple Leaf’s administration and state officials because of staffing issues.

SCOV Law Blog: Professional punishment procedure

A year after a nurse entered a consent order on a charge of diverting narcotics, he filed pro se to vacate or amend the judgment on the basis that he didn’t do it and his lawyers pressured him into entering into the consent order.

Regulatory changes pending for more than a dozen professions

Changes in store for tattooists, naturopaths, pharmacists, barbers, burial services and more.

Vermont-NEA wants to revamp teacher regulations

Vermont NEA says regulatory changes, new teacher evaluation model and broader negotiating power would equip local schools to help close the achievement gap between students from wealthy and poor families.

Naturopaths to receive authority to prescribe more drugs

Vermont Health Commissioner Dr. Harry Chen supports the move, but the Vermont Medical Society has voiced some concerns.

Margolis: On regulating the close shave

One need not be an Ayn Randian libertarian to wonder whether, in a market economy, the market couldn’t do a perfectly good job of regulating barbers and beauticians without the accursed government butting in.

Secretary of State Jim Condos announces relocation of the Office of Professional Regulation

Secretary of State Jim Condos is pleased to announce the relocation of the Office of Professional Regulation (OPR) to 89 Main Street in Montpelier. OPR will be located on the 3rd Floor of the City Center Building in downtown Montpelier, along with the Department of Financial Regulation, and the Green Mountain Care Board

Secretary of State to offer paperless licensing

According to Condos, “Making this change will increase efficiency, reduce costs, prevent fraud and protect the environment, without sacrificing public protection.”

Vermont Sec’y of State Jim Condos outlines Vermont’s compounding pharmacy procedures

Secretary of State Jim Condos states that Vermont ’s Office of Professional Regulation is responsible for supporting the boards and regulatory programs for 45 professions and approximately 55,000 licenses.