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§ 8-303. Criminal history records checks, generally

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

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Health Occupations (Refs & Annos)
Title 8. Nurses (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 3. Licensing (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2019
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 8-303
§ 8-303. Criminal history records checks, generally
Central Repository defined
(a) In this section, “Central Repository” means the Criminal Justice Information System Central Repository of the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.
Application for criminal history checks
(b) As part of an application to the Central Repository for a State and national criminal history records check, an applicant shall submit to the Central Repository:
(1) Two complete sets of legible fingerprints taken on forms approved by the Director of the Central Repository and the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation;
(2) The fee authorized under § 10-221(b)(7) of the Criminal Procedure Article for access to State criminal history records; and
(3) The processing fee required by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a national criminal history records check.
Recipients of information
(c) In accordance with §§ 10-201 through 10-228 of the Criminal Procedure Article, the Central Repository shall forward to the Board and to the applicant the criminal history record information of the applicant.
Revised printed statement with information reported after date of initial report
(d)(1) If criminal history record information is reported to the Central Repository after the date of the initial criminal history records check, the Central Repository shall provide to the Board a revised printed statement of the individual's State criminal history record.
(2) The Board shall notify each applicant that:
(i) The applicant's fingerprints will be retained by the Central Repository; and
(ii) All new and additional criminal information will be reported to the Board.
(3) The Board may enter into an agreement with the Central Repository and the Federal Bureau of Investigation to carry out this subsection.
Alternate method of criminal history records check
(e) If an applicant has made two or more unsuccessful attempts at securing legible fingerprints, the Board may accept an alternate method of criminal history records check as permitted by the Director of the Central Repository and the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Confidentiality of information
(f) Information obtained from the Central Repository under this section shall be:
(1) Confidential and may not be redisseminated; and
(2) Used only for the licensing purpose authorized by this title.
Content disputes
(g) The subject of a criminal history records check under this section may contest the contents of the printed statement issued by the Central Repository as provided in § 10-223 of the Criminal Procedure Article.


Added by Acts 2006, c. 390, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2006. Amended by Acts 2008, c. 653, § 1, eff. May 22, 2008; Acts 2014, c. 559, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2014; Acts 2014, c. 560, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2014; Acts 2019, c. 446, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2019; Acts 2019, c. 447, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2019.
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 8-303, MD HEALTH OCCUP § 8-303
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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