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Article - Health Occupations


    (a)    (1)    The Committee consists of five members appointed by the Board as follows:

            (i)    Two shall be individuals who practice naturopathic medicine and who:

                1.    On or after October 1, 2014:

                A.    Are certified by the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners; and

                B.    Have a minimum of 2 years experience; and

                2.    On or after March 1, 2016, are licensed naturopathic doctors;

            (ii)    One shall be a practicing licensed physician;

            (iii)    One shall be a practicing licensed physician with experience working with naturopathic doctors; and

            (iv)    One shall be a consumer member.

        (2)    The Board shall appoint the naturopathic doctor members from a list of names submitted by the Maryland Association of Naturopathic Physicians.

    (b)    Each naturopathic doctor member of the Committee shall be:

        (1)    In good standing with the Board; and

        (2)    A resident of the State who has been engaged actively in the practice or instruction of naturopathic medicine for at least 5 years immediately before appointment.

    (c)    The physician members of the Committee shall be in good standing with the Board.

    (d)    The consumer member of the Committee:

        (1)    Shall be a resident of the State and a member of the general public;

        (2)    May not be or ever have been licensed to practice a health occupation under this article; and

        (3)    May not have a substantial personal, business, professional, or pecuniary connection with naturopathic education, business, or practice.

    (e)    (1)    The term of a member is 4 years.

        (2)    The terms of members are staggered as required by the terms provided for members of the Committee on October 1, 2014.

        (3)    At the end of a term, a member continues to serve until a successor is appointed and qualifies.

        (4)    A member may not serve more than two consecutive full terms.

    (f)    From among its members, the Committee shall elect a chair every 2 years.

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