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§ 14-409. Denial, suspension, or revocation of permit

West's Annotated Code of MarylandBusiness Occupations and ProfessionsEffective: October 1, 2013

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Business Occupations and Professions
Title 14. Professional Engineers (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 4. Permits (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2013
MD Code, Business Occupations & Professions, § 14-409
§ 14-409. Denial, suspension, or revocation of permit
Grounds for discipline
(a) Subject to the hearing provisions of § 14-410 of this subtitle, the Board, on the affirmative vote of a majority of its members then serving, may deny a permit to any applicant, reprimand a permit holder, or suspend or revoke a permit if:
(1) the applicant or permit holder fraudulently or deceptively obtains or attempts to obtain a permit; or
(2) the permit holder fraudulently or deceptively uses a permit.
Imposition of penalties
(b)(1) In addition to a sanction imposed under subsection (a) of this section, the Board may impose a penalty not exceeding $5,000 for each:
(i) violation for which a denial, reprimand, suspension, or revocation was imposed under subsection (a) of this section; and
(ii) failure to meet or continue to meet the qualifications or requirements set forth in this subtitle.
(2) To determine the amount of the penalty imposed under this subsection, the Board shall consider:
(i) the seriousness of the violation;
(ii) the harm caused by the violation;
(iii) the good faith of the permit holder; and
(iv) any history of previous violations by the permit holder.
Penalties paid to General Fund
(c) The Board shall pay any penalty collected under subsection (b) of this section into the General Fund of the State.

Credits

Added by Acts 2013, c. 613, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2013.
MD Code, Business Occupations & Professions, § 14-409, MD BUS OCCUP & PROF § 14-409
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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