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§ 14-5G-21. Information available to public on charges filed or denial of license application

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

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Health Occupations (Refs & Annos)
Title 14. Physicians (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 5g. Genetic Counselors (Refs & Annos)
Effective: January 1, 2022
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 14-5G-21
§ 14-5G-21. Information available to public on charges filed or denial of license application
Disclosure of charges filed on Board’s website
(a) Following the filing of charges or notice of initial denial of license application, the Board shall disclose the filing to the public on the Board's website.
Public individual profile on each licensee; contents of profile
(b) The Board shall create and maintain a public individual profile on each licensee that includes the following information:
(1) A summary of charges filed against the licensee, including a copy of the charging document, until a disciplinary panel has taken action under § 14-5G-18 of this subtitle based on the charges or has rescinded the charges;
(2) A description of any disciplinary action taken by the Board or a disciplinary panel against the licensee within the most recent 10-year period that includes a copy of the public order;
(3) A description in summary form of any final disciplinary action taken by a licensing board in any other state or jurisdiction against the licensee within the most recent 10-year period;
(4) A description of a conviction or entry of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere by the licensee for a crime involving moral turpitude that is the basis for disciplinary action taken under § 14-5G-18(c) of this subtitle; and
(5) The public address of the licensee.
Additional requirements for profile
(c) In addition to the requirements of subsection (b) of this section, the Board shall include on each licensee's profile a statement of information to be taken into consideration by a consumer when viewing a licensee's profile, including a disclaimer stating that a charging document does not indicate a final finding of guilt by a disciplinary panel.
Profile available by written request or on website
(d) The Board:
(1) On receipt of a written request for a licensee's profile from any person, shall forward a written copy of the profile to the person; and
(2) Shall maintain a website that serves as a single point of entry where all licensee profile information is available to the public on the Internet.
Board’s duty to promptly correct factual inaccuracies
(e) The Board shall provide a mechanism for the notification and prompt correction of any factual inaccuracies in a licensee's profile.
Information available within 10 days after charges filed or action becomes final
(f) The Board shall include information relating to charges filed against a licensee by a disciplinary panel and any final disciplinary action taken by a disciplinary panel against a licensee in the licensee's profile within 10 days after the charges are filed or the action becomes final.

Credits

Added by Acts 2021, c. 603, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 2022; Acts 2021, c. 604, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 2022.
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 14-5G-21, MD HEALTH OCCUP § 14-5G-21
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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