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    Maryland Register
    Issue Date:  October 28, 2016
    Volume 43 • Issue 22 • Page 1245
    Title 10
    10.44.20 Fees
    Authority: Health Occupations Article, §4-505, Annotated Code of Maryland
    Notice of Proposed Action
    The Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene proposes to amend Regulation .02 under COMAR 10.44.20 Fees. This action was considered by the Board of Dental Examiners at a public meeting held on September 7, 2016, notice of which was given under the Notice of 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 establish a 50 percent reduction in the late fee and reinstatement fee in 2017 and 2018 for dental radiation technologists with even-numbered certificates resulting in a staggered renewal period for all dental radiation technologists. Since those with even-numbered certificates will renew their certificates in 2017 for a 1-year period, and again in 2018 for a 2-year period, in the interests of fairness, any late fee or reinstatement fee should be 50 percent of the customary 2-year fee since those individuals will be renewing their certificates twice while those with odd numbered certificates will be renewing their 2-year certificate only once during the same period.
    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 November 28, 2016. A public hearing has not been scheduled.
    .02 Fee Schedule.
    The following fees are established by the Board:
    A.―G. (text unchanged)
    H. Dental radiation technologist certification fee:
    (1)―(3) (text unchanged)
    (4) For the period March 2, 2017 through April 1, 2017, for the 2017 renewal period, a late renewal fee for dental radiation technologists whose certificates end in an even number…$25;
    (5) On and after April 2, 2017, for the 2017 renewal period, a certification reinstatement fee for dental radiation technologists whose certificates end in an even number…$59;
    (6) For the period March 2, 2018 through April 1, 2018, for the 2018 renewal period, a late renewal fee for dental radiation technologists whose certificates end in an even number…$25;
    (7) On and after April 2, 2018, for the 2018 renewal period, a certification reinstatement fee for dental radiation technologists whose certificates end in an even number…$59;
    [(4)] (8)[(5)] (9) (text unchanged)
    I.―II. (text unchanged) 
    Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene