The practice of medicine is highly regulated. While the MMS does not provide legal advice to its members, we provide general resources on common legal and regulatory questions.
If you need legal advice, please consult a private attorney.
General licensure information, download renewal forms, change your address, Frequently Asked Questions, and more.
Information on hours and type of CME and documentation required, reporting cycle, and other related requirements from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine will begin conducting random audits of CME credits for physicians whose license renewal date is after July 1, 2011.
This compliance checklist will help you assess the current state of your practice in light of current compliance requirements. (.pdf, 4 pages)
An overview of the state's electronic death registration system and resources for assistance.
Starting in 2014, manufacturers of drugs, devices, biologics, or medical supplies must publicly disclose transfers of value to physicians over $10.
How to identify and reduce risks, and what to do if your data has been stolen, or if you believe it may have been stolen.
The purpose of these guidelines is to promote patient safety in the non-hospital setting during procedures that require the administration of local anesthesia, conscious sedation, deep sedation, general anesthesia, or minor or major conduction blockade.
Physician Self-Governance: Model Documents
Closing a Practice
Fraud and Abuse/Stark Law
Peer Review Resources
Your Patients: Resource Guides
Ethics and MMS
Legal Services for MMS Members Only
MMS Legal Advisory Plan
Is a prepaid legal services plan that provides legal advisory and consultation services to MMS members for specified Board of Registration in Medicine matters.
- Attorney Referral Service
MMS members may contact the MMS Office of the General Counsel to request referrals to private practice attorneys. There is no charge for this service. MMS members may call (800) 322-2303, ext. 7520.
MMS Corporate Documents
PIAM: Physicians Insurance Agency of Massachusetts
Offers a range of insurance products, financial planning (including retirement & estate planning), and practice services
Provides the Harvard medical community's physicians, institutions, and employees with a medical malpractice insurance program