Article - Health Occupations
(a) In this title
the following words have the meanings indicated.
health professional” means an individual licensed by the Board
under Subtitle 5A, 5B, 5C, 5D, or 5E of this title or Title 15 of
means the State Board of Physicians.
certified” means the physician is certified by a public or private
board, including a multidisciplinary board, and the certifying board:
(i) A member of
the American Board of Medical Specialties;
(ii) An American
Osteopathic Association certifying board;
(iii) The Royal
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; or
(iv) The College
of Family Physicians of Canada;
(2) Has been approved
by the Board under § 14–101.1 of this subtitle; or
(3) Requires that,
in order to be certified, the physician:
(i) Complete a
postgraduate training program that:
1. Provides complete
training in the specialty or subspecialty; and
2. Is accredited
by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education or the
American Osteopathic Association; and
(ii) Be certified
1. The member board
of the American Board of Medical Specialties;
2. The American
Osteopathic Association in the training field;
3. The Royal College
of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; or
4. The College
of Family Physicians of Canada.
action” includes a health care malpractice claim under Title
3, Subtitle 2A of the Courts Article.
(e) (1) “Cosmetic
surgical procedure” means the use of surgical services to reshape
the structure of a human body in order to change the appearance of
(2) Except as provided
in paragraph (3) of this subsection, “cosmetic surgical procedure”
does not include:
(i) A procedure
done under local anesthesia or mild sedation; or
that removes less than 1,000 cubic centimeters of aspirate.
surgical procedure” includes any procedure under paragraph (2)
of this subsection that, under the circumstances established by the
Secretary in regulations adopted under Title 19, Subtitle 3C of the
Health – General Article, is a cosmetic surgical procedure.
panel” means a disciplinary panel of the Board established under §
14–401 of this title.
means the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of the State of Maryland.
has the meaning stated in § 19–301 of the Health –
means, unless the context requires otherwise, a license issued by
the Board to practice medicine.
physician” means, unless the context requires otherwise, a physician,
including a doctor of osteopathy, who is licensed by the Board to
means an individual to whom a license is issued, including an individual
practicing medicine within or as a professional corporation or professional
sedation” means a drug–induced state during which:
(1) A patient is
able to respond to verbal commands;
(2) A patient’s
ventilatory and cardiovascular functions are not affected; and
(3) A patient’s
cognitive function and coordination may be impaired.
acupuncture” means to stimulate a certain point or points on
or near the surface of the human body by the insertion of needles
to prevent or modify the perception of pain or to normalize physiological
functions, including pain control, for the treatment of ailments or
conditions of the body.
means an individual who practices medicine.
Rehabilitation Program” means the program of the Board or the
nonprofit entity with which the Board contracts under § 14–401.1(g)
of this title that evaluates and provides assistance to impaired physicians
and other health professionals regulated by the Board who are directed
by the Board to receive treatment and rehabilitation for alcoholism,
chemical dependency, or other physical, emotional, or mental conditions.
(o) (1) “Practice
medicine” means to engage, with or without compensation, in
medicine” includes doing, undertaking, professing to do, and
attempting any of the following:
healing, treating, preventing, prescribing for, or removing any physical,
mental, or emotional ailment or supposed ailment of an individual:
1. By physical,
mental, emotional, or other process that is exercised or invoked by
the practitioner, the patient, or both; or
2. By appliance,
test, drug, operation, or treatment;
(ii) Ending of
a human pregnancy; and
acupuncture as provided under § 14–504 of this title.
medicine” does not include:
(i) Selling any
nonprescription drug or medicine;
as an optician; or
a massage or other manipulation by hand, but by no other means.
institution” has the meaning stated in § 19–301 of
the Health – General Article.