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§ 8-701. License required to practice registered nursing, other nursing-related professions

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)
Subtitle 7. Prohibited Acts; Penalties (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 1, 2022
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 8-701
§ 8-701. License required to practice registered nursing, other nursing-related professions
Registered nurses
(a) Except as otherwise provided in this title, an individual may not practice, attempt to practice, or offer to practice registered nursing, advanced practice registered nursing, or licensed practical nursing in this State unless licensed by the Board to practice registered nursing, advanced practice registered nursing, or licensed practical nursing, respectively.
Electrology
(b) Except as otherwise provided in this title, an individual may not practice, attempt to practice, or offer to practice electrology in this State unless licensed by the Board to practice electrology.
Nursing assistants
(c)(1) Except as otherwise provided in this title, an individual may not practice, attempt to practice, or offer to practice as a certified nursing assistant unless certified by the Board as a certified nursing assistant.
(2) Except as otherwise provided in this title, an individual may not practice, attempt to practice, or offer to practice as a certified nursing assistant in a specific category unless certified by the Board as a certified nursing assistant in that category.
Medication technicians
(d) Except as otherwise provided in this title, an individual may not practice, attempt to practice, or offer to practice as a certified medication technician in this State unless certified by the Board to practice as a certified medication technician.
Medicine aides
(e) Except as otherwise provided in this title, an individual may not practice, attempt to practice, or offer to practice as a certified medicine aide unless certified by the Board to practice as a certified medicine aide.
Direct-entry midwives
(f) Except as otherwise provided in this title, an individual may not practice, attempt to practice, or offer to practice as a licensed direct-entry midwife unless licensed by the Board to practice as a licensed direct-entry midwife.
Certified midwives
(g) Except as otherwise provided in this title, an individual may not practice, attempt to practice, or offer to practice as a licensed certified midwife unless licensed by the Board to practice as a licensed certified midwife.
Dialysis technicians
(h) Except as otherwise provided in this title, an individual may not practice, attempt to practice, or offer to practice as a certified dialysis technician unless certified by the Board to practice as a certified dialysis technician.
Acts beyond licensee’s knowledge
(i) An individual may not require a licensee to perform an act that is beyond the licensee's knowledge and skills.
Delegation of nursing tasks
(j) An individual may not direct a licensee to delegate a nursing task to a nurse when the individual reasonably believes:
(1) The nurse lacks the knowledge and skills to perform the nursing task; or
(2) The patient's condition does not allow delegation of the nursing task.

Credits

Added as Health Occupations § 7-701 by Acts 1981, c. 8, § 2, eff. July 1, 1981. Renumbered as Health Occupations § 8-701 by Acts 1990, c. 6, § 11, eff. Feb. 16, 1990. Amended by Acts 1998, c. 492, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1998; Acts 2005, c. 206, § 1, eff. April 26, 2005; Acts 2012, c. 486, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2012; Acts 2012, c. 487, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2012; Acts 2015, c. 393, § 1, eff. June 1, 2015; Acts 2017, c. 515, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2017; Acts 2017, c. 516, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2017; Acts 2021, c. 462, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2021; Acts 2021, c. 463, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2021; Acts 2022, c. 681, § 1, eff. July 1, 2022.
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 8-701, MD HEALTH OCCUP § 8-701
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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