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10.68.01.00.htm 10.68.01.00. Title 10 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Subtitle 68 COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS Chapter 01 Certification of Community Health Workers Authority: Health-General Article, §13-3705, Annotated Code of Maryland
10.68.01.01.htm 10.68.01.01. 01 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) “Accreditation” means the approval a community health worker certification training program receives when it has met all the requirements of this chapter.2) “Accredited community health worker certification training program” means a community health worker certification training program that has been accredited by the Maryland Department of Health.3) “Applicant” means an i
10.68.01.02.htm 10.68.01.02. 02 Application Procedures.. A. Qualified Community Health Worker Applicant. A qualified community health worker applicant is an individual who:1) Has successfully completed a CHW certification training program that is accredited by the Department; or2) Is eligible to be exempt from the training requirements as set forth in Regulation .03C of this chapter.B. To obtain a community health worker certification, the applicant shall submit to the Department:.
10.68.01.03.htm 10.68.01.03. 03 Applicant Age, Training, and Experience Requirements.. A. Age Requirement. An individual seeking community health worker certification shall be 18 years old or older.B. Certification by Completion of a CHW Certification Training Program Accredited by the Department. An applicant for community health worker certification shall:1) Provide documentation of successful completion of an accredited CHW certification training program as set forth in this chapter; and
10.68.01.04.htm 10.68.01.04. 04 Action on Application.. A. Upon review of a completed application, the Department shall:. 1) Approve the issuance of a certificate to the applicant if the applicant meets the requirements specified in this chapter;2) Request additional information to make a determination; or. 3) Deny the issuance of a certificate to the applicant.. B. Approval for Certification and Issuance of Certificate..
10.68.01.05.htm 10.68.01.05. 05 Certification Representation.. An individual shall be certified by the Department before the individual may represent to the public that the individual is a certified community health worker.
10.68.01.06.htm 10.68.01.06. 06 Requirement to Update Contact Information.. An individual certified by the Department shall inform the Department, within a reasonable time period, of any changes to the certificate holder’s name and contact information.
10.68.01.07.htm 10.68.01.07. 07 Expiration and Renewal.. A. Unless the Department suspends or revokes the certificate, the certificate:. 1) Is effective for 2 years from the date issued; and. 2) Authorizes the individual to represent to the public that the individual is a certified community health worker.B. At least 90 calendar days before the certificate expires, the Department shall send to the certified community health worker, by electronic or first-class mail to the last known electronic or physi
10.68.01.08.htm 10.68.01.08. 08 Reinstatement of Certificate Due to Nonrenewal.. A. The Department shall reinstate the certificate of a community health worker who has failed to renew the certificate, if the individual:1) Has not had the certificate suspended or revoked;. 2) Submits to the Department documentation of:. a) Completion of 20 hours of a broad range of professional development activities; and. b) A written explanation of acquired knowledge and/or skill application of duties within the 2-year
10.68.01.09.htm 10.68.01.09. 09 Suspension or Revocation of a Certificate.. A. The Department may suspend or revoke the certificate of a community health worker who no longer meets the requirements established under this chapter.B. Subject to the hearing provisions of COMAR 10.01.03, the Department may suspend or revoke a certificate if the individual:1) Fraudulently or deceptively obtains or attempts to obtain a certificate for a community health worker or for another individual;
10.68.01.9999.htm 10.68.01.9999. Administrative History Effective date: December 30, 2019 (46:26 Md. R. 1166).
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