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Maryland Department of Health
Regulation Forms (MDH Employees Only)
September 16, 2016
Volume 43 • Issue 19 • Pages 1082—1083
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE
Subtitle 44 BOARD OF DENTAL EXAMINERS
10.44.07 Rules of Procedure for the Disciplinary Process
Authority: Health Occupations Article, §§
and 4-318, Annotated Code of Maryland
Notice of Proposed Action
The Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene proposes to amend Regulation
COMAR 10.44.07 Rules of Procedure for the Disciplinary Process
. This action was considered by the Board of Dental Examiners at a public meeting held on August 3, 2016, notice of which was given under the Public Meetings link on the Board’s website pursuant to General Provisions Article, §3-302(c), Annotated Code of Maryland.
Statement of Purpose
The purpose of this action is to permit any member of the Board to sign a Board-initiated complaint. Under the existing regulations, a complaint initiated by the Board must be signed only by an officer of the Board. The amendment will comport the regulation with Health Occupations Article, §4-316(c), Annotated Code of Maryland, which does not limit the signing of Board-initiated complaints to Board officers.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax to 410-767-6483. Comments will be accepted through October 17, 2016. A public hearing has not been scheduled.
.05 Filing of Complaints.
A. The Board may commence proceedings or open an investigation under Health Occupations Article, §4-315, Annotated Code of Maryland, after the filing of a complaint:
(1) (text unchanged)
(2) Completed by the Board on its own initiative and signed by
of the Board.
B.—I. (text unchanged)
VAN T. MITCHELL
Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene