Materials and Resources

VMS dues support a number of educational offerings throughout the state. Examples include CME sessions on opiate treatment, various legal and clinical issues, and the VMS annual meeting.

Below is a collection of educational materials that may be helpful to physicians.  See also the VMS Green Mountain Physician newsletter and Legislative Bulletin articles for helpful updates on clinical and policy issues that arise throughout the year. 

Vermont Guide to Health Law

A comprehensive guide written by Vermont health care attorneys and other experts designed to give physicians and health care facilities a fundamental understanding of legal and regulatory requirements that affect the delivery of health care in Vermont today.   Topics include:

  • Business formation
  • State and federal confidentiality laws
  • Employment law
  • End-of-life
  • Fraud and abuse
  • Medical marijuana
  • Mental health law
  • Professional liability
  • Risk management.

Opiate Prescribing & Substance Use Disorder Information

This page includes helpful information such as:

  • Links to the Vermont Department of Health Rules regarding prescribing opioids and checking the Vermont Prescription Monitoring Program
  • Information for clinicians engaged in medication assisted therapy
  • Treatment guidelines for opiate prescribing and drug screening, and
  • Resources that help treat patients with alcohol and other substance use disorders. 
Veterans Affairs Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry
2019 Act 68 reqested that VMS collaborate with the Department of Health to disseminate information regarding the health impacts of exposure to burn pits to our 2400 physician and PA members. 
Vermont Board of Medical Practice



Physician Assisted Death / Medical Aid in Dying (Vermont Act 39)

For more information about Act 39 in Vermont, please see the following resources:

Vermont Therapeutic Use of Cannabis/Medical Marijuana Registry

Website for the Vermont Marijuana Registry, a program located within the Department of Public Safety.  Information includes:

  • Forms
  • Information for Health Care Professionals

Workers' Compensation

Understanding Workers' Compensation - A series by Nelson S. Haas, M.D.


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