News  Health licensing boards transitioning to the Department of Public Health (DPH)

The transition to the Bureau of Health Professions Licensure was completed on January 1, 2023.
  • Bureau of Health Professions Licensure

The following boards transitioned to the DPH Bureau of Health Professions Licensure:

  • Board of Registration of Chiropractors
  • Board of Registration of Dieticians and Nutritionists
  • Board of Registration of Hearing Instrument Specialists
  • Board of Registration of Dispensing Opticians
  • Board of Registration in Optometry
  • Board of Registration in Podiatry
  • Board of Registration of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology
  • Board of Allied Health Professionals
  • Boards of Registration of Psychologists
  • Board of Registration of Social Workers
  • Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health and Human Services Professions

Effected licensees may apply for or renew a license on the Health Professions Licensing Portal. If this is your first time using this new portal, please visit Health Professions Licensing System User Guide for information on how to get started.

  • Bureau of Health Professions Licensure 

    BHPL oversees the licensing of health care professionals in the state of Massachusetts.
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