NEW: State Board Takes Action Against Northboro Therapist
Monday, July 02, 2012
Anne-Marie Farricy of Northborough agreed to pay a $1,000 fine to the Board. Farricy entered into a consent agreement with the Board resolving allegations of unlicensed practice. She practices at Barrett Family Wellness Center.
The Allied Health Professionals Board oversees and licenses occupational therapists and assistants, athletic trainers, and physical therapists and assistants across the state and evaluates the qualifications of applicants for licensure and grants licenses to those who qualify. It establishes rules and regulations to ensure the integrity and competence of licensees.
The Board serves as the middleman between the consumer and the allied health professional and promotes public health, welfare, and safety. The Allied Health Professionals Board currently licenses approximately 20,535 individuals in the allied health profession.
Consumers are urged to visit the Division of Professional Licensure’s web site and select the “Check a Professional’s License” link to determine whether a professional with whom they may do business is licensed and in good standing.
Consumers who suspect fraud committed by Allied Health Professionals, chiropractors and other healthcare providers can report it anonymously through the DPL healthcare fraud tip line at 617-727-4499. The tip line is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Callers are asked to provide as much detail as possible about the alleged fraud and the basis for the allegation.
The Division of Professional Licensure is a regulatory agency within the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation. The agency is responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance and the integrity of the licensing process for approximately 365,000 licensees in trades and professions under the jurisdiction of 31 boards of registration.