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§ 8-6D-08. License expiration, renewal, and reinstatement

West's Annotated Code of MarylandHealth OccupationsEffective: October 1, 2021

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Health Occupations (Refs & Annos)
Title 8. Nurses (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 6d. Licensed Certified Midwives (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2021
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 8-6D-08
§ 8-6D-08. License expiration, renewal, and reinstatement
Expiration date
(a) A license expires on a date set by the Board, unless the license is renewed for an additional term as provided in this section.
Renewal term
(b) A license may not be renewed for a term longer than 2 years.
Renewal notice
(c)(1) At least 3 months before a license expires, the Board shall send to the licensee a renewal notice by:
(i) First-class mail to the last known mailing address of the licensee; or
(ii) Electronic means to the last known e-mail address of the licensee.
(2) A renewal notice shall state:
(i) The date on which the current license expires;
(ii) The date by which the renewal application must be received by the Board for the renewal to be issued and mailed before the license expires; and
(iii) The amount of the renewal fee.
(3) If a licensee is required to have a criminal history records check before a license may be renewed, the Board shall send the licensee information regarding how the licensee may complete the required criminal history records check.
Renewal prior to expiration of license
(d) Except as otherwise provided in this subtitle, before a license expires, the licensee periodically may renew it for an additional term if the licensee:
(1) Otherwise is entitled to be licensed;
(2) Pays to the Board a renewal fee set by the Board as required by § 8-6D-05 of this subtitle; and
(3) Submits to the Board, by paper or electronic submission:
(i) A renewal application on the form that the Board requires; and
(ii) Satisfactory evidence of current certification as a certified midwife by AMCB.
Grant of extension beyond expiration date to renew license
(e) The Board may grant a 30-day extension, beyond a license's expiration date, to a licensee so that the licensee may renew the license before it expires.
Duty of Board to renew
(f) Subject to subsection (i) of this section, the Board shall renew the license of each licensee who meets the requirements of this section.
Licensee to notify Board of any change in name or address
(g)(1) Each licensee shall notify the Board in writing of any change in the name or address of the licensee within 60 days after the change occurred.
(2) If a licensee fails to notify the Board within the time required under this subsection, subject to the hearing provisions of § 8-317 of this title, the Board may impose an administrative penalty of $100.
(h) The Board shall reinstate the license of a licensee who has failed to renew the license for any reason if the licensee meets the renewal requirements of this section.
Criminal history records check
(i)(1)(i) A criminal history records check is required in accordance with § 8-303 of this title on:
1. Selected annual renewal applicants as determined by regulations adopted by the Board; and
2. Each licensee who files for reinstatement under subsection (h) of this section after failing to renew the license for a period of 1 year or more.
(ii) An additional criminal history records check shall be performed every 12 years thereafter.
(2) On receipt of the criminal history record information of a licensee forwarded to the Board in accordance with § 8-303 of this title, in determining whether to initiate a disciplinary action against a licensee based on the information received, the Board shall consider:
(i) The age at which the crime was committed;
(ii) The circumstances surrounding the crime;
(iii) The length of time that has passed since the crime;
(iv) Subsequent work history;
(v) Employment and character references; and
(vi) Other evidence that demonstrates whether the licensee poses a threat to the public health or safety.
(3) The Board may not renew a license without written documentation that the applicant has submitted to a criminal history records check required under § 8-303 of this title.


Added by Acts 2021, c. 462, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2021; Acts 2021, c. 463, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2021.
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 8-6D-08, MD HEALTH OCCUP § 8-6D-08
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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