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Our Mission

The Board of Registration in Medicine was established in 1894. The Board consists of seven members, five physicians and two public members, who are appointed by the Governor for staggered three-year terms. The overriding mission of the Board is to serve the public by striving to ensure that only qualified physicians are licensed to practice in the Commonwealth, to ensure that those physicians and health care institutions in which they practice provide to their patients a high standard of care, and to support an environment that maximizes the high quality of health care in Massachusetts. The Board investigates complaints, holds hearings and determines sanctions. These functions are critical to protecting the public by ensuring that only competent physicians and acupuncturists are practicing in Massachusetts.

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Directions to the Board of Registration in Medicine

Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Board of Registration in Medicine
560 Harrison Ave., Ste. G-4
Boston, MA 02118
Phone: 617-654-9800
TTY: 617-423-5604
FAX: 617-451-9568

From the Downtown Area:

Proceed on Tremont Street through the Theatre District to Herald Street (the first street after passing over the Mass. Turnpike). Turn left onto Herald Street. Turn right at the second traffic light onto Harrison Avenue (the Boston Herald building is on the corner). Proceed on Harrison Ave. through two traffic lights. 560 Harrison Ave. is a few blocks after the second traffic light, on the left. An open parking lot is just before the building. The entrance to the Board is down the left side of the building, facing the parking lot, just past the Boston Sports Club.

From the Massachusetts Turnpike:

Proceed on the Turnpike to Route 93 South. Proceed on Route 93 and take Exit 18 (Mass. Ave./Andrew Sq.). Stay in the right lane. At the first traffic light, turn right, following the sign toward Mass. Ave. Stay in the right lane, proceed straight, and take the right turn lane onto Mass. Ave. Stay in the right lane, and turn right at the first traffic light onto Albany Street. Proceed on Albany Street and turn left onto Malden Street. Proceed on Malden Street and take the first right, onto Harrison Avenue. At the first traffic light, the building on the right is 560 Harrison Ave. The entrance to the Board is down the left side of the building, facing the parking lot, just past the Boston Sports Club entrance.

From the South on Route 93:

From Route 93/3 North, take Exit 18 (Mass. Ave./Andrew Sq.). Stay in the left lane. At the second traffic light, turn left. Move into the far right hand lane, proceed straight and take the right turn lane onto Mass. Ave. Stay in the right lane, and turn right at the first traffic light onto Albany Street. Proceed on Albany Street and turn left onto Malden Street. Proceed on Malden Street and take the first right, onto Harrison Avenue. At the first traffic light, the building on the right is 560 Harrison Ave. The entrance to the Board is down the left side of the building, facing the parking lot, just past the Boston Sports Club entrance.

From the North on Route 93:

From Route 93/3 South, take Exit 18 (Mass. Ave./Andrew Sq.). Stay in the right lane. At the first traffic light, turn right, following the sign toward Mass. Ave. Stay in the right lane, proceed straight, and take the right turn lane onto Mass. Ave. Stay in the right lane, and turn right at the first traffic light onto Albany Street. Proceed on Albany Street and turn left onto Malden Street. Proceed on Malden Street and take the first right, onto Harrison Avenue. At the first traffic light, the building on the right is 560 Harrison Ave. The entrance to the Board is down the left side of the building, facing the parking lot, just past the Boston Sports Club entrance.

Parking:

Public parking is available at 500 Harrison Ave. within walking distance of the Board.

By Silver Line T:

Exit at Union Park St. Walk down Waltham St. to Harrison Ave. The entrance to the Board of Medicine is located off the parking lot side of the building.

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Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Address:
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine
560 Harrison Avenue, Suite G-4
Boston, MA 02118

Phone: 617-654-9800
TTY: 617-423-5604
Consumer Hotline: 800-377-0550

FAX:
617-451-9568

Email:
Questions or complaints: webmaster@massmedboard.org
Physician Direct Connect

Welcome to our new rapid response system, designed to get your questions answered quickly and hassle free.

Connect via email to the licensing specialist you need for the information you require without wasting your, or your patients' valuable time.

Each link connects you directly to one of our licensing specialists. If your email program doesn't respond to the buttons, you can use the associated email address next to the button to write a manual address.

New Full License:
To assist you with fast accurate information on the status of your application for a new full license in Massachusetts, please click on the appropriate email link below, or address your message to the email address listed:

If your last name begins with:
A - C:- License Analyst 1
D - I:- License Analyst 2
J - M:- License Analyst 3
N - Q:- License Analyst 4
R - T:- License Analyst 5
U - Z:- License Analyst 6

Limited License:
Massachusetts teaching hospitals can check the status of a limited license application or ask a question about limited licensure by emailing:

Limited Licensing Coordinator: LTDLIC.DPH-MED@state.ma.us

License Renewal:
For questions about your full license renewal, email:

Renewals Coordinator: Renewal.DPH-MED@state.ma.us

Other questions :
For particularly difficult questions or problems, email:

Renewals Coordinator: OtherIssues.DPH-MED@state.ma.us

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Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting our website.

As the state agency charged with licensing, regulating, and disciplining physicians, we have the highest regard for consumer privacy and we want you to be aware of our policy regarding privacy.

Your privacy with respect to the use of this website results from a partnership between the Board of Registration in Medicine and you, the user. At this website, we attempt to protect your privacy to the maximum extent possible. However, because some of the information that we receive through this website is subject to the Public Records Law , Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 66, Section 10, we cannot ensure absolute privacy. Information that you provide to us through this site may be made available to members of the public under that law. This policy informs you of the information that we collect from you at this site, what we do with it, to whom it may be disseminated, and how you can access it. Based on this information, you can make an informed choice about your use of this site. You can maximize the benefits of your privacy partnership with the Board by making informed choices about whether to share personally identifiable information with us through this site.

Personally identifiable information is any information that could reasonably be used to identify you personally, including your name, address, e-mail address, Social Security number, birth date, bank account information, credit card information, or any combination of information that could be used to identify you.

Information Collected and Stored Automatically:

We do not automatically collect any personally identifiable information at this site, only statistical information. This site does not generate or use “cookies.” Cookies are files that a website can place on your computer. A cookie file contains unique information that a website can use to track such things as your password, lists of Web pages you have visited, and the date when you last looked at a specific Web page, or to identify your session at a particular website. A cookie file allows the website to recognize you as you click through pages on the site and when you later revisit the site. A website can use cookies to "remember" your preferences, and to record your browsing behavior on the Web. Although you can prevent websites from placing cookies on your computer by using your browser's preference menu, disabling cookies may affect your ability to view or interact with some websites.

Our server logs track the Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses of individuals that view our web pages, the names of pages viewed, the date and time of access, the referring site, and the type of browser. This detailed information is reviewed to assess the frequency of visits to this site and the popularity of its various pages and functions. The information is purged monthly, after aggregate statistics for hit counts are generated. An "Internet Protocol Address" or "IP Address" is a series of numbers that identifies each computer and machine connected to the Internet. An IP address enables a server on a computer network to send you the file that you have requested on the Internet. The IP address disclosed to us may identify the computer from which you are accessing the Internet, or a server owned by your Internet Service Provider. Because it is machine-specific, rather than person-specific, an IP address is not, in and of itself, personally identifiable information.

If You Send Us Personal Information via Email:

We do not sell any personally identifiable information collected through this website. However, once you voluntarily submit personally identifiable information to us through an e-mail, its dissemination is governed by the Public Records Law, Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 66A (Fair Information Practices Act) , Executive Order 412, as well as Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 111, Section 205 and Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 112, Section 5. For this reason, part or all of the information you send us may be provided to a member of the public in response to a public records request .

  • If you submit a complaint over our website that results in the opening of an investigation, in most cases your complaint will remain confidential until the investigation is closed. Certain statutory reports remain confidential indefinitely.
  • The information that you voluntarily submit will be disclosed only to Board employees or officials with a "need to know" for purposes of fulfilling their job responsibilities. They will only use the information to answer your questions, respond to any requests for assistance, and fulfill the Board's legal obligations.
  • A copy of your communication may be transmitted to the agency with jurisdiction over the matter. This copy would contain all personal information you submit. In addition, that agency may send a copy of your communication, if it constitutes a complaint, to the party about whom you are complaining. This copy also may contain your personal information.
  • Your Access and Opportunity to Correct. The Public Records Law and the Fair Information Practices Act provide you certain rights to get information about you that is in our records. To learn more about the circumstances under which you can get and correct this information, please click on the above references to these laws.
  • Security. Because this site does not encrypt incoming e-mail, you should not send information that you consider highly sensitive through this website. We use standard security measures to ensure that your personally identifiable information is not lost, misused, altered, or unintentionally destroyed. We also use software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage. Except for authorized law enforcement investigations, no attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits.

Links to Other Sites:

Our website has a number of links to external sites. Upon following these links, you are subject to the privacy policies of other sites, over which we have no control. You can tell when you are still on our site by our distinctive "Board of Registration in Medicine" logo. Also, while you are at our site, the address in your browser's location box will begin with http://www.massmedboard.org

Policy Changes:

We will post changes to this policy at least 30 days before they take effect. Any information we collect under the current privacy policy will remain subject to the terms of this policy. After any changes take effect, all new information we collect, if any, will be subject to the new policy.

 

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