The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine can be found at
A frequently asked questions page on the Board's site describes the
grounds for a complaint:
"Q. What are the grounds for complaint?
A. A complaint against a physician must allege that a licensee is
practicing medicine in
violation of law, regulations, or good and accepted medical practice
on any of the
1. Fraudulent procurement of his/her certificate of registration or
2. Commitment of an offense against any provision of the laws of the
Commonwealth relating to the practice of medicine, or any rule or
3. Conduct which places into question the physicians competence to
medicine, including but not limited to gross misconduct in the
medicine, or practicing medicine fraudulently, or beyond its
authorized scope, or
with gross incompetence, or with gross negligence on a particular
negligence on repeated occasions.
4. Practicing medicine while the ability to practice is impaired by
physical disability or mental instability.
5. Being habitually drunk or being or having been addicted to,
dependent on, or a
habitual user of narcotics, barbiturates, amphetamines, hallucinogens,
drugs having similar effects.
6. Knowingly permitting, aiding or abetting an unlicensed person to
activities requiring a license.
7. Conviction of any crime.
8. Continuing to practice while his/her registration is lapsed,
suspended, or revoked.
9. Being insane.
10. Practicing medicine deceitfully, or engaging in conduct that has
the capacity to
deceive or defraud.
11. Violation of any rule or regulation of the Board."
A press release entitled BOARD OF MEDICINE ANNOUNCES CHANGE
(http://www.state.ma.us/consumer/New/pr032499.htm) describes their
"All physicians with three or more complaints received by the Board
will be reviewed directly by the Complaint Committee, consisting of
two of the seven Board members and by Board staff. Each complaint will
be presented to the Committee along with all relevant information in
the Boards files about the subject physician, including the
physicians past record of complaints. All complaints that include
allegations of sexual misconduct will be brought immediately to the
Complaint Committee for review."
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