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    Maryland Register
    Issue Date:  March 31, 2017
    Volume 44 • Issue 7 • Page 378
    Title 10
    10.32.01 General Licensure Regulations
    Authority: Health Occupations Article, §§14-205 and 14-307(j), Annotated Code of Maryland
    Notice of Proposed Action
    The Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene proposes to adopt new Regulation .17 under COMAR 10.32.01 General Licensure Regulations. This action was considered at a public meeting held on November 30, 2016, notice of which was given by publication on the Board’s website at http://www.mbp.state.md.us/forms/nov16Fullagenda.pdf from November 16, 2016, to November 30, 2016, pursuant to General Provisions Article, §3-302(c), Annotated Code of Maryland.
    Statement of Purpose
    The purpose of this action is to add requirements for obtaining an initial license by reciprocity.
    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, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 201 West Preston Street, Room 512, Baltimore, MD 21201, or call 410-767-6499 (TTY 800-735-2258), or email to dhmh.regs@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-767-6483. Comments will be accepted through May 1, 2017. A public hearing has not been scheduled.
    .17 Initial Licensure by Reciprocity.
    A. Requirements. An applicant for initial licensure by reciprocity shall:
    (1) Have an active, unrestricted license to practice medicine in another jurisdiction that:
    (a) At the time the applicant was licensed, had licensure requirements substantially equivalent to the Board’s current licensure requirements as set forth in Regulation .03 of this chapter; and
    (b) Offers a similar reciprocal licensure process to physicians licensed by the Board;
    (2) Be in good standing under the laws of every jurisdiction where the individual is licensed; and
    (3) Submit to a State and national criminal history records check in accordance with Health Occupations Article, §14-308.1, Annotated Code of Maryland.
    B. Documentation. An applicant for initial licensure by reciprocity shall submit:
    (1) An application for reciprocity on a form provided by the Board;
    (2) The application fee as set by the Board;
    (3) Evidence of compliance with §A of this regulation; and
    (4) Any additional documentation set forth in Regulation .04 of this chapter that is needed for the Board to evaluate an application.
    C. On receipt of the documentation required in §B of this regulation, the Board shall process the application for initial license by reciprocity in an expedited manner.
    D. The Board may not issue a license if the criminal history records information, pursuant to §A of this regulation, has not been received.
    E. After a license is issued, the licensee is subject to the Board’s jurisdiction and shall comply with all laws and regulations governing the practice of medicine in the State.
    Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene