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§ 9-314. Investigations; discipline generally

West's Annotated Code of MarylandHealth OccupationsEffective: October 1, 2016

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Health Occupations (Refs & Annos)
Title 9. Nursing Home Administrators (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 3. Licensing (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2016
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 9-314
§ 9-314. Investigations; discipline generally
(a) The Board shall investigate and take appropriate action as to any complaint filed with the Board that alleges that a licensee has failed to meet any standard of the Board.
Reprimands, suspensions, and revocations
(b) Subject to the hearing provisions of § 9-315 of this subtitle, the Board may deny a license or limited license to any applicant, reprimand any licensee or holder of a limited license, place any licensee or holder of a limited license on probation, suspend or revoke a license or limited license, or impose a civil fine if the applicant, holder, or licensee:
(1) Fraudulently or deceptively obtains or attempts to obtain a license for the licensee or for another;
(2) Fraudulently or deceptively uses a license;
(3) Otherwise fails to meet substantially the standards of practice adopted by the Board under § 9-205 of this title;
(4) Is convicted of or pleads guilty or nolo contendere to a felony or to a crime involving moral turpitude, whether or not any appeal or other proceeding is pending to have the conviction or plea set aside;
(5) Provides professional services while:
(i) Under the influence of alcohol; or
(ii) Using any narcotic or controlled dangerous substance, as defined in § 5-101 of the Criminal Law Article, or other drug that is in excess of therapeutic amounts or without valid medical indication;
(6) Is disciplined by a licensing or disciplinary authority of any other state or country or convicted or disciplined by a court of any state or country for an act that would be grounds for disciplinary action under the Board's disciplinary statutes;
(7) Practices nursing home administration with an unauthorized person or supervises or aids an unauthorized person in the practice of nursing home administration;
(8) Willfully makes or files a false report or record in the practice of nursing home administration;
(9) Willfully fails to file or record any report as required under law, willfully impedes or obstructs the filing or recording of the report, or induces another to fail to file or record the report;
(10) Submits a false statement to collect a fee;
(11) Commits an act of unprofessional conduct in the licensee's practice as a nursing home administrator;
(12) Refuses, withholds from, denies, or discriminates against an individual with regard to the provision of professional services for which the licensee is licensed and qualified to render because the individual is HIV positive; or
(13) Fails to submit to a criminal history records check in accordance with § 9-302.1 of this subtitle.


Added as Health Occupations § 8-313 by Acts 1981, c. 8, § 2, eff. July 1, 1981. Amended by Acts 1983, c. 390, § 1, eff. July 1, 1983; Acts 1985, c. 256, § 1, eff. July 1, 1985; Acts 1986, c. 579, § 1, eff. July 1, 1986; Acts 1989, c. 789, § 2, eff. July 1, 1989. Renumbered as Health Occupations § 9-314 by Acts 1990, c. 6, § 11, eff. Feb. 16, 1990. Amended by Acts 2002, c. 213, § 6, eff. Oct. 1, 2002; Acts 2005, c. 247, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2005; Acts 2016, c. 48, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2016.
Formerly Art. 43, § 770.
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 9-314, MD HEALTH OCCUP § 9-314
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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