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Article - Health Occupations




§8–317.

    (a)    Except as otherwise provided in the Administrative Procedure Act, before the Board takes any action under § 8–312 or § 8–316 of this subtitle or § 8–404 or § 8–6C–20 of this title, it shall give the person against whom the action is contemplated an opportunity for a hearing before the Board.

    (b)    The Board shall give notice and hold the hearing in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act.

    (c)    The hearing notice to be given to the person shall be sent by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the last known address of the person at least 30 days before the hearing.

    (d)    The person may be represented at the hearing by counsel.

    (e)    If after due notice the individual against whom the action is contemplated fails or refuses to appear, nevertheless the Board may hear and determine the matter.

    (f)    (1)    Over the signature of the president, the executive director, or the deputy director as authorized by the executive director of the Board, the Board may issue subpoenas and administer oaths in connection with any investigation under this title and any hearings or proceedings before it.

        (2)    If a person, without lawful excuse, disobeys a subpoena from the Board or an order by the Board to take an oath, testify, or answer questions, on petition of the Board a court of competent jurisdiction may compel compliance with the subpoena and hold the individual in contempt of court.

    (g)    (1)    After the Board conducts an investigation under this title, the Board may issue an advisory letter to the licensee or holder of a multistate licensing privilege.

        (2)    The Board may disclose an advisory letter issued under this subsection to the public.

        (3)    The issuance of an advisory letter under this subsection may not:

            (i)    Be considered a disciplinary action under § 8–316 of this subtitle; and

            (ii)    Be reported to any licensing entity, employer, or insurance company as a disciplinary action.



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