(a) Subject to the hearing provisions of § 13-315 of this subtitle, the Secretary may deny a license to any applicant, reprimand any licensee, fine any licensee or agency, or suspend or revoke a license if the applicant or licensee:
(1) fraudulently or deceptively obtains or attempts to obtain a license for the applicant or licensee or for another;
(2) fraudulently or deceptively uses a license;
(3) aids an individual to obtain or to attempt to obtain fraudulently or deceptively certification under this title as a private detective;
(4) while not licensed, solicits to engage in or willfully engages in a business providing private detective services in the State;
(5) while not licensed, willfully advertises:
(i) as a private detective agency; or
(ii) the provision of private detective services;
(6) willfully makes a false statement or misrepresentation that an individual is or was in the employ of the applicant or licensee;
(7) willfully makes a false statement or misrepresentation in any renewal application, in any annual statement, or in any other report or document that the Secretary requires to be submitted;
(8) fails to notify the Secretary about any change among the firm members or in the address of the principal office or any branch office of a licensee;
(9) fails to maintain the liability insurance required under § 13-604 of this title; or
(10) violates any other provision of this title.
Principals, agents, or employees
(b) For purposes of this section, an act or omission of any principal, agent, or employee of an applicant or licensee may be construed to be the act or omission of the applicant or licensee, as well as of the principal, agent, or employee.
Added by Acts 1989, c. 3, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 1989, c. 632, § 3; Acts 1995, c. 3, § 2, eff. March 7, 1995; Acts 1996, c. 602, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 1996; Acts 2001, c. 649, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2001; Acts 2002, c. 517, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2002.
Formerly Art. 56, § 561.
MD Code, Business Occupations & Professions, § 13-313, MD BUS OCCUP & PROF § 13-313
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.