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§ 6-903. Applicability of whistleblower protection

West's Annotated Code of MarylandEducationEffective: July 1, 2022

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Education (Refs & Annos)
Division II. Elementary and Secondary Education [Titles 2-9.5] (Refs & Annos)
Title 6. Teachers and Other Personnel (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 9. Public School Employee Whistleblower Protection Act (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 1, 2022
MD Code, Education, § 6-903
§ 6-903. Applicability of whistleblower protection
The protection provided against a violation of § 6-902 of this subtitle shall apply only if:
(1) The public school employee has a reasonable, good faith belief that the public school employer has, or still is, engaged in an activity, a policy, or a practice that is in violation of a law, rule, or regulation;
(2) The public school employee discloses information that the employee reasonably believes evidences:
(i) An abuse of authority, gross mismanagement, or gross waste of money;
(ii) A substantial and specific danger to public health or safety; or
(iii) A violation of law; and
(3) The public school employee has reported the activity, policy, or practice to a supervisor or an administrator of the public school employer in writing and afforded the employer a reasonable opportunity to correct the activity, policy, or practice.


Added by Acts 2017, c. 730, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2017. Amended by Acts 2022, c. 576, § 1, eff. July 1, 2022.
MD Code, Education, § 6-903, MD EDUC § 6-903
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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