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§ 21-301. License required before practicing as environmental health specialist

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

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Health Occupations (Refs & Annos)
Title 21. Environmental Health Specialists (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 3. Licensing (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 1, 2019
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 21-301
§ 21-301. License required before practicing as environmental health specialist
In general
(a) Except as otherwise provided in this title, an individual shall be licensed by the Board before the individual may practice as an environmental health specialist in this State.
Application of section
(b) This section does not apply to:
(1) An environmental health specialist-in-training as provided for under § 21-305 of this subtitle;
(2) A student participating in a field experience as part of an educational program; and
(3) A qualified individual in any of the following job classifications:
(i) Industrial hygienists as defined by the American Industrial Hygiene Association;
(ii) Certified industrial hygienists and industrial hygienists in training as defined by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene;
(iii) Health planners or natural resource planners;
(iv) Building and housing inspectors;
(v) Geologists;
(vi) Chemists;
(vii) Meteorologists;
(viii) Laboratory scientists;
(ix) Professional engineers who are licensed in this State under Title 14 of the Business Occupations and Professions Article and whose normal professional activities are among the activities specified in § 21-101(i) of this title;
(x) Public health engineers and water resources engineers employed by the State or a local subdivision;
(xi) Hydrographers and hydrographic engineers;
(xii) Natural resources managers;
(xiii) Natural resources biologists;
(xiv) Program administrators, administration directors, administrators, administrative officers, and administrative specialists;
(xv) Paraprofessional personnel, aides, and technicians whose routine duties include monitoring, sampling, and recording of data;
(xvi) Persons employed by the Department of Natural Resources or related county departments who perform duties and responsibilities under the Natural Resources Article;
(xvii) Persons employed by the Department of the Environment or related county departments who perform duties and responsibilities for:
1. Erosion and sediment control, stormwater management, or oil pollution control under Title 4 of the Environment Article;
2. Motor vehicle pollution control under Title 2 of the Environment Article or Title 23 of the Transportation Article; or
3. Sewage sludge, water pollution control, or drinking water under Title 9 of the Environment Article;
(xviii) Persons employed by the Department of the Environment and classified as either:
1. A regulatory and compliance engineer or architect; or
2. An environmental compliance specialist;
(xix) Persons employed by the Division of Labor and Industry of the Maryland Department of Labor who perform duties and responsibilities under the Maryland Occupational Safety and Health Act;1
(xx) Occupational safety and health technologists as defined by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene and the Board of Certified Safety Professionals;
(xxi) Safety professionals as defined by the American Society of Safety Engineers;
(xxii) Certified safety professionals and associate safety professionals as defined by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals;
(xxiii) Persons employed by industrial operations whose environmental services are performed solely for their employer; and
(xxiv) State milk safety inspectors performing duties under the National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments and employed by the Department.

Credits

Added as Health Occupations § 17-301 by Acts 1981, c. 8, § 2, eff. July 1, 1981. Renumbered as Health Occupations § 5.5-301 and amended by Acts 1984, c. 560, § 1, eff. July 1, 1984. Amended by Acts 1985, c. 219. Transferred as Environment § 11-301 by Acts 1987, c. 306, § 3, eff. July 1, 1987. Amended by Acts 1993, c. 423; Acts 1995, c. 120, § 19, eff. July 1, 1995; Acts 2004, c. 230, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2004; Acts 2006, c. 44, § 6, eff. April 8, 2006. Transferred as Health Occupations § 21-301 by Acts 2012, c. 667, § 1, eff. July 1, 2012. Amended by Acts 2012, c. 667, § 2, eff. July 1, 2012; Acts 2019, c. 8, § 5.
Formerly Art. 43, §§ 735, 736.

Footnotes

Labor and Employment, § 5-101 et seq.
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 21-301, MD HEALTH OCCUP § 21-301
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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