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Article - Health Occupations




§20–205.

    (a)    In addition to the powers and duties set forth elsewhere in this title, the Board in consultation with the Children’s Cabinet shall:

        (1)    Adopt regulations to carry out the provisions of this subtitle;

        (2)    Establish standards for the certification of applicants;

        (3)    Conduct a continuing study and investigation of program administrators and residential child and youth care practitioners to improve:

            (i)    Certification standards; and

            (ii)    Procedures for enforcing these standards;

        (4)    Establish a tiered certification structure for residential child and youth care practitioners; and

        (5)    Devise examinations and adopt investigative procedures to:

            (i)    Determine whether program administrators and residential child and youth care practitioners meet the standards adopted by the Board; and

            (ii)    Assure that program administrators and residential child and youth care practitioners continue to meet these standards.

    (b)    In addition to the duties set forth elsewhere in this title, the Board shall:

        (1)    Maintain a registry of all program administrators and residential child and youth care practitioners certified by the Board;

        (2)    Submit an annual report to the Governor and Children’s Cabinet;

        (3)    Adopt a code of ethics that the Board considers appropriate and applicable to the program administrators and residential child and youth care practitioners certified by the Board;

        (4)    Establish continuing education requirements for the program administrators certified by the Board;

        (5)    Establish training and continuing education requirements for the residential child and youth care practitioners certified by the Board;

        (6)    Adopt an official seal; and

        (7)    Create committees as it deems appropriate to advise the Board on special issues.



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