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§ 8-6A-15. Examination by health care provider

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-15
§ 8-6A-15. Examination by health care provider
Possible harm to others
(a) If, during the review of an application for certification or investigation of an allegation brought against a certified nursing assistant, certified dialysis technician, or certified medication technician under this subtitle, the Board has reason to believe and objective evidence that the applicant, certified nursing assistant, certified dialysis technician, or certified medication technician may cause harm to a person affected by the practice of the applicant, certified nursing assistant, certified dialysis technician, or certified medication technician, the Board, on its own initiative, shall direct the applicant, certified nursing assistant, certified dialysis technician, or certified medication technician to submit to an appropriate examination by a health care provider designated by the Board.
Consent to examination
(b) In return for the privilege to practice as a certified nursing assistant, certified dialysis technician, or certified medication technician in the State, an applicant, certified nursing assistant, certified dialysis technician, or certified medication technician is deemed to have:
(1) Consented to submit to an examination under this section if requested by the Board in writing; and
(2) Waived any legal claim of privilege as to the testimony or examination reports of the examining health care provider.
Failure or refusal to submit to examination
(c) The failure or refusal of an applicant, certified nursing assistant, certified dialysis technician, or certified medication technician to submit to an examination required under subsection (b) of this section is prima facie evidence of the inability of the applicant, certified nursing assistant, certified dialysis technician, or certified medication technician to competently practice as a certified nursing assistant, certified dialysis technician, or certified medication technician, unless the Board finds that the failure or refusal was beyond the control of the applicant, certified nursing assistant, certified dialysis technician, or certified medication technician.
Costs of examination
(d) The Board shall pay the cost of any examination made in accordance with the provisions of this section.

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 2010, c. 585, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2010; Acts 2010, c. 586, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2010; Acts 2022, c. 681, § 1, eff. July 1, 2022.
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 8-6A-15, MD HEALTH OCCUP § 8-6A-15
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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