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    Maryland Register
    Issue Date:  October 27, 2017
    Volume 44• Issue 26 • Pages 1233—1234
    Title 10
    Notice of Proposed Action
    The Secretary of Health proposes to amend:
    (1) Regulation .01 under COMAR 10.31.02 Tax Compliance Regulations; and
    (2) Regulation .03 under COMAR 10.56.05 Continuing Education.
    This action was considered at a public meeting on September 14, 2017, notice of which was given by publication on the Board’s website at https://health.maryland.gov/dietetic/Pages/Index.aspx pursuant to General Provisions Article, §3–302(c), Annotated Code of Maryland.
    Statement of Purpose
    The purpose of this action is to:
    (1) Establish that the Tax Compliance regulations in COMAR 10.31 apply to the Board of Dietetic Practice, whereas previously the Board had been exempted from the regulations, although the Board has always been in compliance with the statute; and
    (2) Add the Maryland Department of Health as a sponsor of continuing education that is recognized and approved by the Board.
    Comparison to Federal Standards
    There is no corresponding federal standard to this proposed action.
    Estimate of Economic Impact
    The proposed action has no economic impact.
    Economic Impact on Small Businesses
    The proposed action has minimal or no economic impact on small businesses.
    Impact on Individuals with Disabilities
    The proposed action has no impact on individuals with disabilities.
    Opportunity for Public Comment
    Comments may be sent to Michele Phinney, Director, Office of Regulation and Policy Coordination, Maryland Department of Health, 201 West Preston Street, Room 512, Baltimore, MD 21201, or call 410-767-6499 (TTY 800-735-2258), or email to mdh.regs@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-767-6483. Comments will be accepted through January 22, 2018. A public hearing has not been scheduled.
    10.31.02 Tax Compliance Regulations
    Authority: Health Occupations Article, §§1-213 and 5–205, Annotated Code of Maryland
    .01 Definitions.
    A. (text unchanged)
    B. Terms Defined.
    (1) 'Board' means a health occupation board regulated under the Health Occupations Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, with the exception of the [boards of:]
    [(a) Dietetic Practice; and]
    [(b)] Board of Nursing.
    (2)—(4) (text unchanged)
    10.56.05 Continuing Education
    Authority: Health Occupations Article, §§5-205 and 5-308(d) , Annotated Code of Maryland
    .03 Conditions of Licensure Renewal; Continuing Education Units Required.
    The Board shall renew a license for an additional 2-year period if the licensee:
    A.—B. (text unchanged)
    C. Submits to the Board:
    (1) (text unchanged)
    (2) Satisfactory evidence of having completed, within the 2-year period before the renewal date, a minimum of 30 continuing education units approved by the Board or sponsored by, but not limited to, the following organizations:
    (a)—(k) (text unchanged)
    (l) Accredited colleges and universities; [or]
    (m) Accredited hospitals as defined in Health-General Article, §19-301, Annotated Code of Maryland; or
    (n) The Maryland Department of Health.
    Secretary of Health