Article - Health Occupations
(a) (1) Unless a license is renewed for an additional term as provided in this section, the license expires on the date set by the Board.
(2) A license may not be renewed for a term longer than 2 years.
(b) At least 1 month before a license expires, the Board shall send to the licensee, by first–class mail to the last known address of the licensee, a renewal notice that states:
(1) The date on which the current license expires;
(2) The date by which the Board must receive the renewal application for the renewal to be issued and mailed before the license expires; and
(3) The amount of the renewal fee.
(c) Before a license expires, the licensee periodically may renew it for an additional 2–year term, if the licensee:
(1) Is otherwise entitled to be issued a license;
(2) Pays to the Board the renewal fee, set by the Board;
(3) Submits to the Board:
(i) A renewal application on the form that the Board requires; and
(ii) Satisfactory evidence of compliance with the continuing education requirements for license renewal set by the Board under this section; and
(4) Meets any additional requirements set by the Board for renewal of a license.
(d) In addition to any other qualifications and requirements established by the Board, the Board shall establish continuing education requirements as a condition for the renewal of licenses under this section.
(e) The Board shall renew the license of each licensee who meets the requirements of this section.
(f) For the failure of a licensee to obtain continuing medical education credits as required by the Board, the Board may impose a civil penalty not to exceed $100 for each medical education credit not obtained by the licensee.
(g) (1) Beginning October 1, 2016, the Board shall require a criminal history records check in accordance with § 14–308.1 of this article for:
(i) Annual renewal applicants as determined by regulations adopted by the Board; and
(ii) Each former licensee who files for reinstatement under this title.
(2) On receipt of the criminal history record information of a licensee forwarded to the Board in accordance with § 14–308.1 of this article, 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 article.