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§ 20-303. Certificate applications

West's Annotated Code of MarylandHealth OccupationsEffective: October 1, 2015

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Health Occupations (Refs & Annos)
Title 20. Residential Child Care Program Professionals (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 3. Certification Process (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2015
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 20-303
§ 20-303. Certificate applications
Form of application, fees, criminal history check
(a) To apply for a certificate, an applicant shall:
(1) Submit an application to the Board on the form that the Board requires;
(2) Provide evidence of application for a child protective services background clearance;
(3) Pay to the Board the application fee set by the Board; and
(4) Apply to the Central Repository for a State and national criminal history records check.
Central Repository
(b)(1) As part of the application for a criminal history records check, the applicant shall submit to the Central Repository:
(i) A legible set of fingerprints taken in a format approved by the Director of the Central Repository and the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation;
(ii) The fee authorized under § 10-221(b)(7) of the Criminal Procedure Article for access to State criminal history records; and
(iii) The processing fee required by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a national criminal history records check.
(2) In accordance with §§ 10-201 through 10-228 of the Criminal Procedure Article, the Central Repository shall forward to the applicant and the Board the applicant's criminal history records information.
(3) Information obtained from the Central Repository under this subsection:
(i) Is confidential and may not be redisseminated; and
(ii) May be used only for the certification purpose authorized by this subtitle.
(4) The subject of a criminal history records check under this subsection may contest the contents of the printed statement issued by the Central Repository as provided in § 10-223 of the Criminal Procedure Article.
Results of child protective services background clearance
(c) The results of the child protective services background clearance shall be provided to the Board and the applicant.
Waiver of child protective services background clearance requirement for out-of-state applicants
(d) The Board may, at its discretion, waive the requirement in subsection (a)(2) of this section for an out-of-state applicant who presents evidence to the Board that circumstances outside the applicant's control prevent the applicant from obtaining, from the applicant's state of residence, a background clearance that is equivalent to a child protective services background clearance.


Added by Acts 2004, c. 438, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2004. Amended by Acts 2008, c. 218, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2008; Acts 2015, c. 331, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2015.
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 20-303, MD HEALTH OCCUP § 20-303
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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