Practicing Before the Board of Registration in Medicine and the Division of Health Professions Licensure


Collora Partners Paul Cirel and Eve Slattery present as panelists for an Boston Bar Association CLE entitled, "Practicing Before the Board of Registration in Medicine and the Division of Health Professions Licensure". Licensing of health care practitioners requires strict compliance with a myriad of rules and regulations. Attend this program to further understand the nuances of the practice and ensure your health care clients' interests are protected. The knowledgeable panelists will provide valuable tips and insights into navigating through the complex compliance and investigative processes.

 The program includes two panels, the Board of Registration in Medicine and the Division of Health Professions Licensure. Over the course of the evening, the panelists will cover the following topics:

  • Identification of BoRM’s jurisdiction and its organizational structure
  • Sources of and grounds for complaints
  • The role and authority of the enforcement division
  • Access to complaints and investigative information
  • What information is confidential and what is subject to a public records request
  • Discussion of the investigative process
  • Statement of allegations/order to show cause versus consent orders
  • Dispositions of actions
  • Appellate rights-division of administrative law appeals
  • Referrals to law enforcement
  • Reporting requirements, i.e., National Practitioner Data Bank
  • Resources and practical tips for legal practitioners
  • Identification of professionals licensed and regulated by the DHPL
  • Interaction/interplay between DPH and DHPL
  • Discussion of common and varied policies and procedures among DHPL boards
  • Step by step description of board complaint and discipline process
  • Understanding and influencing the settlement or voluntary resolution of a complaint
  • Appeal rights and procedures
  • Evaluating potential referral to law enforcement or for civil or criminal prosecution
  • DHPL reporting requirements
  • DHPL interaction with other governmental agencies and actors
  • Practical tips and resources for practitioners