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News Board Approves Interim Policy on Practice by Limited Licensees during the Public Health Emergency

The policy allows holders of a limited license to engage in "internal moonlighting" provided that certain conditions are met.
1/12/2022
  • Board of Registration in Medicine

WakefieldOn May 28, 2021, pursuant to Section 2A of Chapter 17 of the General Laws, Governor Charles D. Baker declared that an emergency exists that is detrimental to the public health in the Commonwealth due to the continuing threat of COVID-19. 

In order to ensure an adequate supply of physicians to staff hospitals, the Board of Registration in Medicine issues this policy.     

The Board hereby waives limitations at 243 CMR 2.02(8)(a) to the extent required to allow holders of a limited license to engage in “internal moonlighting.” Specifically, limited licensees may engage in patient care activities outside of the limited licensee’s specialty training program provided that the activities:

  1. Occur under the direction of a faculty member associated with the training program;
  2. Occur at the health care facility on the limited license or at the facility’s approved affiliates; and
  3. Are in the same specialty as the limited licensee’s specialty training program or are approved by the program director as a training area related to the specialty.

This policy shall remain in effect until the public health emergency declared on May 28, 2021 is terminated or the Board rescinds this policy, whichever occurs sooner. 

Board of Registration in Medicine 

The Board of Registration in Medicine is responsible for licensing, regulation, and discipline of Massachusetts physicians and acupuncturists.
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