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§ 10-311. Expiration, renewal of license

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

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Health Occupations (Refs & Annos)
Title 10. Occupational Therapists (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 3. Licensing (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2016
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 10-311
§ 10-311. Expiration, renewal of license
Expiration date
(a) A license expires on a date set by the Board, unless the license is renewed for an additional term as provided in this section.
Renewal notice
(b) At least 1 month before the license expires, the Board shall send to the licensee, by electronic means or first-class mail to the last known electronic or physical address of the licensee, a renewal notice that states:
(1) The date on which the current license expires;
(2) The date by which the renewal application must be received by the Board for the renewal to be issued and mailed before the license expires; and
(3) The amount of the renewal fee.
Applications for renewal
(c) Except as otherwise provided in this title, before the license expires, the licensee periodically may renew it for an additional term, if the licensee:
(1) Otherwise is entitled to be licensed;
(2) Pays to the Board a renewal fee set by the Board; and
(3) Submits to the Board:
(i) A renewal application on the form that the Board requires;
(ii) Satisfactory evidence of compliance with any continuing competency requirements and other qualifications and requirements set under this section for license renewal; and
(iii) Satisfactory evidence of having completed a State and national criminal history records check in accordance with § 10-302.1 of this subtitle.
Continuing competency requirements
(d) In addition to any other qualifications and requirements established by the Board, the Board may establish continuing competency requirements as a condition to the renewal of licenses under this section.
Duty of Board to renew
(e) Subject to subsection (g) of this section, the Board shall renew the license of each licensee who meets the requirements of this section.
Failure to renew
(f) The Board shall renew the license of an occupational therapist or an occupational therapy assistant who has failed to renew the license for any reason if the occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant:
(1) Applies for renewal within 30 days after the deadline for renewal;
(2) Meets the renewal requirements of this section;
(3) Pays to the Board the renewal fee set by the Board; and
(4) Pays to the Board the late fee set by the Board.
Consideration of criminal history record information
(g)(1) On receipt of the criminal history record information of an applicant for licensure forwarded to the Board in accordance with § 10-302.1 of this subtitle, in determining whether to grant a license, the Board shall consider:
(i) The age at which the crime was committed;
(ii) The nature of the crime;
(iii) The circumstances surrounding the crime;
(iv) The length of time that has passed since the crime;
(v) Subsequent work history;
(vi) Employment and character references; and
(vii) Any other evidence that demonstrates whether the applicant poses a threat to the public health or safety.
(2) The Board may not renew a license if the criminal history record information required under § 10-302.1 of this subtitle has not been received.
(3) Unless otherwise required, a renewal applicant who has previously completed the criminal history records check as required for the Board's application process does not have to submit to a subsequent criminal history records check for license renewal.

Credits

Added as Health Occupations § 9-311 by Acts 1981, c. 8, § 2, eff. July 1, 1981. Amended by Acts 1982, c. 858, § 1, eff. July 1, 1982; Acts 1983, c. 100, § 1, eff. July 1, 1983; Acts 1986, c. 202, § 1, eff. July 1, 1987; Acts 1989, c. 562. Renumbered as Health Occupations § 10-311 by Acts 1990, c. 6, § 11, eff. Feb. 16, 1990. Amended by Acts 2000, c. 412, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2000; Acts 2013, c. 404, § 1, eff. June 1, 2013; Acts 2016, c. 48, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2016.
Formerly Art. 43, §§ 927, 928.
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 10-311, MD HEALTH OCCUP § 10-311
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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