The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine (BORM) recently approved significant changes to regulations governing the licensure and practice of medicine. The new regulations became effective on August 9, 2019. Physicians and health care organizations in Massachusetts would be well-advised to review the updated regulations closely – among the new provisions are regulations that will potentially affect current practices regarding the delegation of services to non-licensed individuals, procedures for obtaining informed consent, and other aspects of medical practice.
BORM’s regulations concerning licensure (and discipline) of physicians and the practice of medicine can be found at 243 Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR) Chapter 2. BORM initially proposed changes to its regulations in 2017 that were opposed by groups representing physicians and other providers. Despite this opposition, BORM recently approved the changes. Continue Reading