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Article - Health Occupations




§14–5F–15.

    (a)    (1)    The term of a license issued by the Board is 2 years.

        (2)    A license expires at the end of its term unless the license is renewed as provided by the Board.

    (b)    At least 1 month before the 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.

    (c)    The Board shall renew the license of a licensee who:

        (1)    Submits a renewal application on the form that the Board requires;

        (2)    Pays a renewal fee set by the Board;

        (3)    Is otherwise entitled to be licensed;

        (4)    Meets the continuing education requirements adopted by the Board; and

        (5)    Provides evidence of biennial cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification.

    (d)    (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)    Annual renewal applicants as determined by regulations adopted by the Board; and

            (ii)    Each former licensee who files for reinstatement under § 14–5F–16(b) of this subtitle.

        (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.