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§ 14-5D-12. Expiration, renewal of license

West's Annotated Code of MarylandHealth OccupationsEffective: May 8, 2020

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Health Occupations (Refs & Annos)
Title 14. Physicians (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 5d. Athletic Trainers (Refs & Annos)
Effective: May 8, 2020
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 14-5D-12
§ 14-5D-12. Expiration, renewal of license
Expiration date
(a)(1) The term of a license issued by the Board may not exceed 3 years.
(2) 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 a license expires, the Board shall send to 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.
Renewal term
(c) Except as otherwise provided in this subtitle, before a license expires, the licensee periodically may renew it for an additional term, if the licensee:
(1) Otherwise is entitled to be licensed;
(2) Is of good moral character;
(3) Pays to the Board a renewal fee set by the Board; and
(4) Submits to the Board:
(i) A renewal application on the form that the Board requires;
(ii) Satisfactory evidence of compliance with any continuing education or competency requirements; and
(iii) Any other requirements set under this section for license renewal.
Continuing education requirements
(d) In addition to any other qualifications and requirements established by the Board, the Board may establish continuing education or competency requirements as a condition of the renewal of licenses under this section.
Duty of Board to renew
(e) The Board shall renew the license of each licensee who meets the requirements of this section.
Reinstatement of license
(f) The Board shall reinstate the license of an athletic trainer who has failed to renew the license for any reason if the athletic trainer:
(1) Applies for reinstatement;
(2) Meets renewal and reinstatement requirements; and
(3) Pays to the Board the reinstatement fee set by the Board.
Failure to obtain continuing education credits
(g) A disciplinary panel may impose a civil penalty of up to $100 per continuing education credit in lieu of a sanction under § 14-5D-14 of this subtitle, for a first offense for failure of a licensee to obtain the continuing education credits required by the Board.
Criminal history records check
(h)(1) Beginning October 1, 2016, the Board shall require a criminal history records check in accordance with § 14-308.1 of this title for:
(i) Renewal applicants as determined by regulations adopted by the Board; and
(ii) Each former licensee who files for reinstatement under subsection (f) of this section.
(2) On receipt of the criminal history record information of a licensee forwarded to the Board in accordance with § 14-308.1 of this title, in determining whether disciplinary action should be taken, based on the criminal history record information, against a licensee who renewed or reinstated 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) Other evidence that demonstrates whether the licensee poses a threat to the public health or safety.
(3) The Board may renew or reinstate a license only if the licensee or applicant attests that the licensee or applicant has submitted to a criminal history records check under § 14-308.1 of this title.


Added by Acts 2009, c. 529, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2009; Acts 2009, c. 530, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2009. Amended by Acts 2015, c. 34, § 1, eff. July 1, 2015; Acts 2017, c. 217, § 1, eff. April 18, 2017; Acts 2017, c. 218, § 1, eff. April 18, 2017; Acts 2020, c. 612, § 1, eff. May 8, 2020; Acts 2020, c. 613, § 1, eff. May 8, 2020.
MD Code, Health Occupations, § 14-5D-12, MD HEALTH OCCUP § 14-5D-12
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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