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    Maryland Register
    Issue Date:  November 13, 2017
    Volume 44• Issue 23 • Page 1107
    Title 10
    10.57.03 Certification — Residential Child and Youth Care Practitioners
    Authority: Health Occupations Article, §§20-205, 20-301, 20-302.1, 20-303, 20-305, 20-307, 20-310, and 20-311, Annotated Code of Maryland
    Notice of Proposed Action
    The Secretary of Health proposes to amend Regulation .02 under COMAR 10.57.03 Certification — Residential Child and Youth Care Practitioners. This action was considered at a public meeting held on September 8, 2017, notice of which was given by publication on the Board’s website at https://health.maryland.gov/crccp/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 clarify the documents required to be submitted when applying for certification as a residential child and youth care practitioner. Currently, the regulation requires a certified copy of transcripts with the school’s seal to document receipt of a high school diploma or equivalent, or of an associate’s or bachelor’s degree. Under this proposal, all that would be required would be a copy of a high school diploma or its equivalent and, unless the applicant has completed an approved training program, official transcripts showing receipt of an associate’s or bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
    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 mdh.regs@maryland.gov, or fax to 410-767-6483. Comments will be accepted through December 13, 2017. A public hearing has not been scheduled.
    .02 Academic and Experience.
       A. Academic Experience. For certification as a certified residential child and youth care practitioner, an applicant shall submit [a certified copy of transcripts with school seals to document] the following documents to the Board:
           (1) [Receipt] A copy of a high school diploma or equivalent;
           (2) (text unchanged)
           (3) Either:
              (a) (text unchanged)
              (b) [Receipt] Official transcripts of an associate’s or bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
       B. (text unchanged)
    Secretary of Health