AUGUSTA, ME - On January 14, 2020, the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine (Board), Office of Attorney General, and Brandt Rice, MD entered into a Consent Agreement for the immediate permanent surrender of Dr. Rice's Maine medical license. Dr. Rices license was previously suspended on June 12, 2018. Dr. MacDonald practiced in Brooklin Maine and Montgomery Maryland.

The initial suspension was based upon information indicating that Dr. Rice may have issued over 200 fraudulent prescriptions for controlled substances between 2014 and 2017. On February 25, 2019 Dr. Rice was found guilty of Possession with Intent to Distribute Oxycodone in Montgomery County Maryland.

All Board disciplinary actions are reported to the National Practitioner Data Bank and the Federation of State Medical Boards Action Data Bank. These reports are regularly reviewed by every state licensing board in the country.

The Board is made up of 6 physicians, 3 public members, and a physician assistant appointed by the Governor. Disciplinary actions taken by the Board are available to the public either by telephone at (207) 287-3601, or on the Board's website at www.maine.gov/md.

The Board of Licensure in Medicine is the State of Maine agency charged to protect the health and welfare of the public by verifying the qualifications of physicians to practice, and disciplining physicians for unprofessional conduct and incompetence. Any citizen can request an investigation of a physician or physician assistant by contacting the Board office by telephone at (207) 287-3608, by letter, or by visiting the Board's web site.