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    Maryland Register
    Issue Date:  April 28, 2017
    Volume 44 • Issue 9 • Pages 440—441
    Title 10
    10.40.01 Examination and Post-Graduate Training
    Authority: Health Occupations Article, §§16–205(a)(1), 16–302(f), and 16–304, Annotated Code of Maryland
    Notice of Proposed Action
    The Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene proposes to amend Regulation .05 under COMAR 10.40.01 Examination and Post-Graduate Training. This action was considered at a public meeting held on February 9, 2017, notice of which was given by publication on the Board’s website at http://dhmh.maryland.gov/mbpme/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 repeal the requirement that an applicant for licensure as a podiatrist complete 1 year of a residency program and instead require that an applicant demonstrate to the Board satisfactory completion of 2 years in a post-graduate medical education program in podiatric medicine and surgery. This would remove the possibility that an applicant could become licensed with having completed only 1 year of a residency program, instead of the full residency program.
    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 30, 2017. A public hearing has not been scheduled.
    .05 Post-Graduate Clinical Training.
    A. Except as otherwise provided in this regulation, an applicant who submits an application for a license after January 1, 1990 shall [complete 1 year of post-graduate clinical training in a residency program] demonstrate satisfactory completion of 2 years in a post-graduate medical education program in podiatric medicine and surgery approved by the Council on Education of the American Podiatric Medical Association, or its successor, and approved by the Board, in order to be eligible for the examination.
    B.—C. (text unchanged)
    Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene