Article - Health Occupations
(a) (1) The term of a license issued by the Board may not exceed 3 years.
(2) A license expires on a date set by the Board, unless the license is renewed for an additional term as provided in this section.
(b) At least 1 month before a license expires, the Board shall send to the licensed polysomnographic technologist, by first-class mail to the last known address of the licensed polysomnographic technologist, a renewal notice that states:
(1) The date on which the current license expires;
(2) The date by which the renewal application must be received by the Board for the renewal to be issued and mailed before the license expires; and
(3) The amount of the renewal fee.
(c) Except as otherwise provided in this subtitle, before a license expires, the licensed polysomnographic technologist periodically may renew it for an additional term, if the licensee:
(1) Otherwise is entitled to be licensed;
(2) Is of good moral character;
(3) Pays to the Board a renewal fee set by the Board; and
(4) Submits to the Board:
(i) A renewal application on the form that the Board requires; and
(ii) Satisfactory evidence of compliance with any continuing education or competency requirements and other requirements set under this section for license renewal.
(d) In addition to any other qualifications and requirements established by the Board, the Board may establish continuing education or competency requirements as a condition of the renewal of a license under this section.
(e) The Board shall renew the license of each licensee who meets the requirements of this section.
(f) The Board may reinstate the license of a polysomnographic technologist who has failed to renew the license for any reason, and who applies for reinstatement after the license has expired, if the polysomnographic technologist:
(1) Meets the renewal requirements of this section;
(2) Pays to the Board the reinstatement fee set by the Board; and
(3) Meets any other requirements established by regulation.
(g) (1) Beginning October 1, 2016, the Board shall require a criminal history records check in accordance with § 14–308.1 of this title for:
(i) Renewal applicants as determined by regulations adopted by the Board; and
(ii) Each former licensee who files for reinstatement under subsection (f) of this section.
(2) On receipt of the criminal history record information of a licensee forwarded to the Board in accordance with § 14–308.1 of this title, 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 title.
(h) A disciplinary panel may impose a civil penalty of up to $100 per continuing education credit in lieu of a sanction under § 14–5C–17 of this subtitle, for a first offense for failure of a licensee to obtain the continuing education credits required by the Board.