Issue Date: June 8, 2018
Volume 45 • Issue 12 • Pages 634--635
MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Subtitle 38 BOARD OF PHYSICAL THERAPY EXAMINERS
10.38.12 Dry Needling
Authority: Health Occupations Article, §§13-101 and 13-206, Annotated Code of Maryland
Notice of Proposed Action
The Secretary of Health proposes to amend Regulation .03 under COMAR 10.38.12 Dry Needling. This action was considered at a public meeting held on March 20, 2018, notice of which was given by publication on the Board’s website at https://health.maryland.gov/bphte/Pages/index.aspx pursuant to General Provisions Article, §3-302(c)(3)(ii), Annotated Code of Maryland.
Statement of Purpose
The purpose of this action is to change the effective date of registration for the minimum education and training necessary for physical therapists to perform dry needling from June 19, 2018 to October 1, 2018 to permit the Board of Physical Therapy Examiners the necessary time to fully implement the registration process.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax to 410-767-6483. Comments will be accepted through July 9, 2018. A public hearing has not been scheduled.
.03 Minimum Education and Training Necessary to Perform Dry Needling.
A.—I. (text unchanged)
J. This regulation shall take effect [June 19, 2018] October 1, 2018.
ROBERT R. NEALL
Secretary of Health