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§ 17-503. Issuance, contents of license or certificate

West's Annotated Code of MarylandHealth OccupationsEffective: July 1, 2019

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Health Occupations (Refs & Annos)
Title 17. Professional Counselors and Therapists (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 5. General Provisions (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 1, 2019
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 17-503
§ 17-503. Issuance, contents of license or certificate
In general
(a) Subject to subsection (d) of this section, the Board shall issue a license or certificate to any applicant who meets the requirements of this title.
(b) The Board shall include on each license and certificate that the Board issues:
(1) The type of license or certificate;
(2) The full name of the licensee or certificate holder;
(3) A serial number; and
(4) The expiration date of the license or certificate.
Replacement fee
(c) The Board may issue a license or certificate to replace a lost, destroyed, or mutilated license or certificate if the licensee or certificate holder pays the replacement fee set by the Board.
Determination upon receipt of criminal history record information
(d)(1) On receipt of the criminal history record information of an applicant for licensure or certification forwarded to the Board in accordance with § 17-501.1 of this subtitle, in determining whether to grant a license or certificate, 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 applicant poses a threat to the public health or safety.
(2) The Board may not issue a license or certificate if the criminal history record information required under § 17-501.1 of this subtitle has not been received.
Electronic roster of individuals licensed or certified by Board
(e)(1) The Board shall maintain an electronic roster of all individuals licensed or certified by the Board.
(2) The roster shall be available for the purpose of electronically verifying licensure or certification on the Board's website.
(3) Individuals without access to the Board's website may contact the Board to verify a license or certificate.


Added by Acts 2008, c. 505, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2008. Amended by Acts 2013, c. 348, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2013; Acts 2019, c. 408, § 1, eff. July 1, 2019; Acts 2019, c. 409, § 1, eff. July 1, 2019.
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 17-503, MD HEALTH OCCUP § 17-503
Current with legislation effective through July 1, 2023, from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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