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§ 8-6C-18. License expiration, renewal, and reinstatement

West's Annotated Code of MarylandHealth OccupationsEffective: June 1, 2015

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Health Occupations (Refs & Annos)
Title 8. Nurses (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 6c. Licensed Direct-Entry Midwives (Refs & Annos)
Effective: June 1, 2015
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 8-6C-18
§ 8-6C-18. 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 electronic 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.
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; and
(3) Submits to the Board:
(i) A renewal application on the form that the Board requires; and
(ii) Satisfactory evidence of compliance with any continuing education or other competency requirements set under this subtitle for license renewal.
Continuing education
(e) In addition to any other qualifications and requirements established by the Board for license renewal, the Board shall require:
(1) 20 accredited and Board-approved continuing education units to be completed every 2 years;
(2) 4 hours of peer review in accordance with NARM standards for official peer review to be completed every 2 years; and
(3) Submission of the annual reports required under § 8-6C-10(a) of this subtitle.
Duty of Board to renew
(f) Subject to subsection (l) of this section, the Board shall renew the license of each licensee who meets the requirements of this section.
Inactive status for failure to comply with continuing education or reporting requirements
(g) The Board shall place a licensee on inactive status if the licensee:
(1) Fails to provide satisfactory evidence of compliance with any continuing education requirements set under this section for license renewal; or
(2) Fails to submit the annual report required under § 8-6C-10(a) of this subtitle.
Voluntary inactive status
(h) The Board shall place a licensee on inactive status if the licensee submits to the Board:
(1) An application for inactive status on the form required by the Board; and
(2) The inactive status fee set by the Board.
Reactivation of inactive license
(i) The Board shall reactivate the license of an individual who is on inactive status if the individual:
(1) Complies with any continuing education and data reporting requirements established by the Board for this purpose;
(2) Pays to the Board a reactivation fee set by the Board; and
(3) Is otherwise entitled to be licensed.
Reinstatement
(j) The Board, in accordance with its regulations, shall reinstate the license of an individual who has failed to renew the license for any reason if the individual:
(1) Is otherwise entitled to be licensed;
(2) Complies with any continuing education and data reporting requirements established by the Board for this purpose;
(3) Pays to the Board a reinstatement fee set by the Board;
(4) For an expired license or lapsed license that has been expired or lapsed for more than 1 year, completes a criminal history records check in accordance with § 8-303 of this title; and
(5) Applies to the Board for reinstatement of the license within 5 years after the license expires.
License expired for five years or more
(k)(1) The Board may not reinstate the license of a licensed direct-entry midwife who fails to apply for reinstatement of the license within 5 years after the license expires.
(2) The individual may become licensed by meeting the current requirements for obtaining a new license under this subtitle.
Criminal history records
(l)(1) A licensee shall submit to an additional criminal history records check every 12 years.
(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 renew a license, 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.
(3) The Board may not renew a license if the criminal history record information required under § 8-303 of this title has not been received.

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Added by Acts 2015, c. 393, § 1, eff. June 1, 2015.
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 8-6C-18, MD HEALTH OCCUP § 8-6C-18
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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