The Maryland Board of Acupuncture is adhering to orders issued by the Federal Government and Governor Hogan to help control the spread of the coronavirus. Beyond this, the Board has no jurisdiction and is unable to mandate that businesses close their operations.
The Board recommends that each professional engage in best practices to protect themselves and their clients. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued guidelines to healthcare professionals with the objective of preventing or reducing the spread of the virus, and the appropriate courses of actions to be taken in the event a patient/client or professional is infected. Please use the links below to access the CDC website.
Information for Healthcare Professionals: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/hcp/index.html
How to Protect Yourself: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html
The Maryland Department of Health also has a website dedicated to educating and updating the citizens of Maryland on the coronavirus. https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/.
Board Office Work Schedule Update - COVID-19
In response to State protocols for the COVID-19 pandemic, effective March 16, 2020, the Board Office is currently operating on a reduced service schedule. The majority of all Board staff are teleworking and completing all possible work that is able to be done remotely from home.
Please make note of the following:
- Until further notice the office at 4201 Patterson Avenue is closed to visitors and only staff members will be allowed in the building. All Board-related meetings and sub-committee meetings will take place via conference call until further notice.
- Until further notice, our Licensing Coordinator will be in the office on Tuesdays and Fridays to process paperwork that can not be completed remotely. Our Executive Director will be in on Mondays and Thursdays. These times may change so we are recommending that you email staff instead of calling.
- We strongly encourage all licensees to use online renewals for the May renewal period and pay via credit card versus mailing in a check or money order.
- Immediately after the office processes all online renewals, the license will show online as active with the new expiration date. Until further notice, we will not be sending out paper licenses. You can check the status of your license under the verification link on our website:
We will continue to keep you updated as we get more information. Thank you for your assistance.
For all licensing, verification and renewal questions:
For disciplinary matters, scope of practice questions and legal matters: