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Article - Health Occupations




§15–202.

    (a)    (1)    The Committee shall consist of 7 members appointed by the Board.

        (2)    Of the 7 Committee members:

            (i)    3 shall be licensed physicians;

            (ii)    3 shall be licensed physician assistants; and

            (iii)    1 shall be a consumer.

        (3)    Of the licensed physician members:

            (i)    At least 1 shall specialize in general surgery or a surgical subspecialty;

            (ii)    At least 1 shall specialize in internal medicine, family practice, or a similar primary care specialty; and

            (iii)    1 shall be a Board member.

        (4)    The Board shall appoint the physician assistant members from a list of names submitted by:

            (i)    The Maryland Academy of Physician Assistants; and

            (ii)    The State institutions of higher education with approved physician assistant programs.

        (5)    The consumer member:

            (i)    Shall be a member of the general public;

            (ii)    May not be a physician, former physician, physician assistant, or a person in training to become a physician or physician assistant;

            (iii)    May not have a household member who is a physician or physician assistant, or a person in training to become a physician assistant; and

            (iv)    May not have had within 2 years before appointment a substantial financial interest in a process regulated by the Board.

        (6)    Each member of the Committee shall be a resident of the State.

    (b)    Of the three physician members of the Committee, two shall be previously or currently serving as supervising physicians of a physician assistant under a Board–approved delegation agreement.

    (c)    (1)    The physician assistant members shall be licensed as a physician assistant under this title.

        (2)    The physician assistant members shall be currently practicing as a physician assistant or employed as a faculty member of an accredited physician assistant program.

        (3)    Of the 3 physician assistant members of the Committee:

            (i)    At least 1 shall be currently practicing in a hospital; and

            (ii)    At least 1 shall be currently practicing in a nonhospital setting.

    (d)    A Committee chair and a secretary shall be selected every 2 years by a majority vote of the membership of the Committee.

    (e)    The chair, or the chair’s designee, shall serve in an advisory capacity to the Board as a representative of the Committee.