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§ 11-308. Expiration, renewal of license

West's Annotated Code of MarylandHealth OccupationsEffective: June 1, 2013

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Health Occupations (Refs & Annos)
Title 11. Optometrists (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 3. Licensing (Refs & Annos)
Effective: June 1, 2013
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 11-308
§ 11-308. Expiration, renewal of license
Expiration date
(a) A license expires on the date set by the Board, unless the license is renewed for an additional term as provided in this section. A license may not be renewed for a term longer than 2 years.
Renewal notice
(b) At least 1 month before a license expires, the Board shall send to the licensee, by electronic means or first-class mail to the last known electronic or physical address of the licensee, a renewal notice that states:
(1) The date on which the current license expires;
(2) 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
(3) The amount of the renewal fee.
Renewal requirements
(c) Before the license expires, a licensee periodically may renew it for an additional 2-year 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 the continuing education requirements set under this subtitle for license renewal.
Duty of Board to renew
(d) The Board shall renew the license of and issue a renewal certificate to each licensee who meets the requirements of this section.
Grace period
(e) If an optometrist does not renew a license before its expiration date, the Board shall send to the optometrist a notice stating that the license will expire 30 days after the notice is sent unless the optometrist applies for renewal within the grace period.


Added as Health Occupations § 10-308 by Acts 1981, c. 8, § 2, eff. July 1, 1981. Amended by Acts 1982, c. 858, § 1, eff. July 1, 1982; Acts 1986, c. 202, § 1, eff. July 1, 1987; Acts 1989, c. 562. Renumbered as Health Occupations § 11-308 by Acts 1990, c. 6, § 11, eff. Feb. 16, 1990. Amended by Acts 2013, c. 404, § 1, eff. June 1, 2013.
Formerly Art. 43, § 375.
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 11-308, MD HEALTH OCCUP § 11-308
Current through legislation effective through April 9, 2023, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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