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§ 8-6D-12. Reporting requirements for licensed certified midwife

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-12
§ 8-6D-12. Reporting requirements for licensed certified midwife
In general
(a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, the following applies:
(1) If a licensed certified midwife knows of an action or condition that might be grounds for action under § 8-316, § 8-6A-10, or § 8-6C-20 of this title or § 8-6D-10 of this subtitle, the licensed certified midwife shall report the action or condition to the Board; and
(2) An individual shall have the immunity from liability described under § 5-709 of the Courts Article for making a report required under item (1) of this subsection.
Exceptions
(b) If a licensed certified midwife has reason to know that a licensee or certificate holder has committed an action or has a condition that might be grounds for reprimand or probation of the licensee or certificate holder or suspension or revocation of the license or certificate under § 8-316, § 8-6A-10, or § 8-6C-20 of this title or § 8-6D-10 of this subtitle because the licensee or certificate holder has a substance use disorder, the licensed certified midwife is not required to report the licensee or certificate holder to the Board if:
(1) The licensed certified midwife knows that the licensee or certificate holder is in an alcohol or drug treatment program that is accredited by the Joint Commission, is certified by the Department, or is under the care of a health care practitioner who is competent and capable of dealing with substance use disorder;
(2) The licensed certified midwife is able to verify that the licensee or certificate holder remains in the treatment program until discharge; and
(3) The action or condition of the licensee or certificate holder has not caused injury to any individual while the licensee or certificate holder is practicing.
Conflicts with federal or State law, rule, or regulation
(c) An individual is not required under this section to make any report that would be in violation of any federal or State law, rule, or regulation concerning the confidentiality of patient substance use disorder records.

Credits

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-12, MD HEALTH OCCUP § 8-6D-12
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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