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§ 3-206. Investigatory powers of Board

West's Annotated Code of MarylandBusiness Occupations and Professions

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Business Occupations and Professions
Title 3. Architects (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 2. State Board of Architects (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Business Occupations & Professions, § 3-206
§ 3-206. Investigatory powers of Board
(a) To enforce this title, the Board:
(1) may conduct investigations and hold hearings on any matter covered by this title, at any time and place in the State; and
(2) subject to the State budget, may employ an investigative staff to:
(i) investigate a complaint; and
(ii) perform any other related duty, as assigned by the Board.
Oaths, examination of witnesses, and evidence
(b) To enforce this title, the Board may:
(1) administer oaths;
(2) examine witnesses; and
(3) receive evidence.
(c)(1) The Board may issue a subpoena for the attendance of a witness to testify or the production of evidence in connection with any investigation or hearing conducted under subsection (a) of this section.
(2) A subpoena shall be signed by 3 members of the Board.
(3) If a person fails to comply with a subpoena issued under this subsection, on petition of the Board, a circuit court may compel compliance with the subpoena.
(d)(1) The Board may sue in the name of the State to enforce any provision of this title by injunction.
(2) In seeking an injunction under this subsection, the Board is not required to:
(i) post bond; or
(ii) allege or prove either that:
1. an adequate remedy at law does not exist; or
2. substantial or irreparable damage would result from the continued violation of the provision.
(3) A member of the Board or its staff may not be held personally liable for any action taken under this subsection in good faith and with reasonable grounds.


Added by Acts 1989, c. 3, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 1989, c. 632, § 3.
Formerly Art. 56, § 466.
MD Code, Business Occupations & Professions, § 3-206, MD BUS OCCUP & PROF § 3-206
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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