Relationship to Licensing Board

PHS is independent of the Board of Registration in Medicine (BRM), the state agency responsible for the licensure and discipline of physicians in the Commonwealth. However, PHS maintains a positive working relationship with the BRM and the Physician Health and Compliance Unit (PHC), the division of the BRM responsible for addressing issues of physician health.

PHS meets regularly with the BRM’s PHC Unit to provide continuity for physicians who are under monitoring agreements with the BRM and to enhance communication regarding areas of mutual concern, such as physician support services, remediation, and protection of the public.

PHS is also approved by the Board as a “diversionary” program. According to the Board’s regulations, a report can be “diverted” from the Board if a physician with a drug or alcohol problem agrees to participate in PHS. This diversion is possible when there is no allegation of patient harm, the physician agrees to participate in PHS, and the reporter receives timely confirmation from PHS that the physician is in compliance with our program.

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PHS is actively recruiting for a Medical Director. This is a unique opportunity to be an important part of a mission driven non-profit organization that supports the health, well-being, and effectiveness of physicians and medical students in MA. PHS is currently accepting applications, through the job posting here: MMS website. Please review the job description and apply. You may also contact a member of the search committee: Mary Anna Sullivan, MD, Chair, PHS Board of Directors; Glenn Pransky, MD, Director, PHS Board of Directors; Booker Bush, MD, Director, PHS Board of Directors; Dustin Patil, MD, Director, PHS Board of Directors; Bara Litman-Pike, PsyD, Executive Director PHS.

PHS is looking for great candidates to apply to this important position. We welcome your interest. The job is posted on this link on the MMS website.

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