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Article - Health Occupations




§2–205.1.

    (a)    While investigating an allegation against a licensee under this title, the Board may require the licensee to submit to an appropriate examination by a health care provider designated by the Board if the Board has reason to believe that the licensee may cause harm to a person affected by the licensee’s practice of audiology, hearing aid dispensing, or speech–language pathology, or assistance in the practice of speech–language pathology.

    (b)    In return for the privilege given to a licensee to practice audiology, hearing aid dispensing, or speech–language pathology, or assist in the practice of speech–language pathology in the State, the licensee is deemed to have:

        (1)    Consented to submit to an examination under this section, if requested by the Board in writing; and

        (2)    Waived any claim of privilege as to the testimony or reports of a health care provider who examines the licensee.

    (c)    The failure or refusal of the licensee to submit to an examination required under subsection (b) of this section is prima facie evidence of the licensee’s inability to practice audiology, hearing aid dispensing, or speech–language pathology, or assist in the practice of speech–language pathology competently, unless the Board finds that the failure or refusal was beyond the control of the licensee.

    (d)    The Board shall pay the cost of any examination made under this section.



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