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§ 8-6A-07. Certificates; nursing assistants, dialysis technicians, medicine aides, medication t...

West's Annotated Code of MarylandHealth OccupationsEffective: July 1, 2022

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Health Occupations (Refs & Annos)
Title 8. Nurses (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle6a. Certification of Nursing Assistants, Dialysis Technicians, and Medication Technicians (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 1, 2022
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 8-6A-07
§ 8-6A-07. Certificates; nursing assistants, dialysis technicians, medicine aides, medication technicians
In general
(a) Subject to subsection (f) of this section, the Board shall certify any applicant who meets the requirements of this subtitle.
Issuance of certificates to nursing assistants, dialysis technicians, or medication technicians
(b)(1) The Board shall:
(i) Issue each new certified nursing assistant, dialysis technician, or medication technician a certificate number and registration certificate that indicates the initial certificate was issued by the Board; and
(ii) Electronically record each certificate in the Board's database and on the Board's website.
(2) Each certificate shall include:
(i) Any expiration date;
(ii) The type of certificate; and
(iii) Any specific category of nursing assistant.
Title of certified nursing assistant
(c) An individual who has met the requirements for a certified nursing assistant shall be certified with the title of “certified nursing assistant”.
Title of certified medicine aide
(d) An individual who routinely performs nursing tasks delegated by a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse for compensation and has also completed a Board-approved course in medication administration shall be certified with the title of “certified medicine aide”.
Title of certified dialysis technician
(e) An individual who has met the requirements for a certified dialysis technician shall be certified with the title of “certified dialysis technician”.
Title of certified medication technician
(f) An individual who has met the requirements for a certified medication technician shall be certified with the title of “certified medication technician”.
Temporary practice certificates
(g)(1) The Board may issue a temporary practice certificate to an applicant who:
(i) Has met the appropriate certification requirements of this subtitle to the satisfaction of the Board; and
(ii) Does not have a criminal record and has not been the subject of a health professional disciplinary action in this State or another jurisdiction.
(2) Unless the Board suspends or revokes a temporary practice certificate, the temporary practice certificate expires 90 days after issuance.
(3) A temporary practice certificate may be extended up to an additional 90 days if the applicant is awaiting the completion of criminal history record information.
Practice of medication technician without Board certification
(h) A medication technician graduate may practice for no more than 90 days from the date of completion of a medication technician training program without certification by the Board.
Criminal history record information
(i)(1) On receipt of the criminal history record information of an applicant for certification as a certified nursing assistant or dialysis technician forwarded to the Board in accordance with § 8-303 of this title, in determining whether to grant a 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 certificate if the criminal history record information required under § 8-303 of this title has not been received.

Credits

Added by Acts 1998, c. 393, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1998. Amended by Acts 2004, c. 455, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2004; Acts 2004, c. 456, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2004; Acts 2005, c. 206, § 1, eff. April 26, 2005; Acts 2006, c. 390, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2006; Acts 2008, c. 653, § 1, eff. May 22, 2008; Acts 2010; c. 585, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2010; Acts 2010, c. 586, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2010; Acts 2011, c. 123, § 1, eff. April 12, 2011; Acts 2014, c. 45, § 5; Acts 2017, c. 515, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2017; Acts 2017, c. 516, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2017; Acts 2022, c. 681, § 1, eff. July 1, 2022.
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 8-6A-07, MD HEALTH OCCUP § 8-6A-07
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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