Public Records Exemption MGL Ch. 66 §10

  • Massachusetts General Law chapter 66A §10 provides an exemption to public records law that certain information associated with your license, that would normally be publicly available, shall be restricted if you are a victim of domestic violence, victim of an adjudicated crime, or a person providing or training in family planning services.
  • This information includes the home address, telephone number, place of employment, and place of education listed in the Bureau of Health Profession’s Licensure (BPHL) database.
  • Once restricted, applicable information will not be disclosed under §10(d) in response to a public records request, whether that request is made in writing, in person or by telephone.  The restricted information will no longer be publicly available on the Bureau “Check-a-License” online feature.
  • Please be aware that under Massachusetts law BPHL is legally mandated to respond to a public records request with the non-exempt information in your licensure records (i.e. your name, license number, and license status). Certain information, including dates of birth and social security numbers, are kept confidential and are exempt from disclosure for all individuals.

If you are an individual covered by one of the three identified groups, download and complete the Declaration Form from the link below and submit it to Heather Cambra BSN, RN, JD at 239 Causeway Street, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02114. Please note that you will be asked to provide an address (mailing and/or email) that can be used by BPHL to send you correspondence concerning this matter.
Public Record Exemption Declaration Form  pdf format of Public Record Exemption Declaration Form
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Any questions can be directed to Heather Cambra at 617-973-0921

This information is provided by the Division of Health Professions Licensure within the Department of Public Health.