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 as provided in this section.
(b) At least 1 month before the license expires, the Board shall send to the licensee 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) The Board shall renew the license of a licensee who:
(1) Submits a renewal application on the form that the Board requires;
(2) Is of good moral character;
(3) Pays a renewal fee set by the Board;
(4) Is otherwise entitled to be licensed;
(5) Meets the continuing education requirements adopted by the Board; and
(6) Provides evidence of biennial cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification.
(d) (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 § 14–5F–16(b) of this subtitle.
(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.
(e) A disciplinary panel may impose a civil penalty of up to $100 per continuing education credit in lieu of a sanction under § 14–5F–18 of this subtitle, for a first offense for failure of a licensee to obtain the continuing education credits required by the Board.