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10.31.01.00.htm 10.31.01.00. Title 10 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Subtitle 31 HEALTH OCCUPATION BOARDS Chapter 01 Code of Conduct for Board Members and Investigators Authority: Health-General Article, §2-104; Health Occupations Article, §1-203, 1A-205, 2-205, 3-205, 4-205, 5-205, 6-206, 7-205, 9-205, 10-205, 11-205, 12-205, 13-206, 14-205, 16-205, 17-205, 18-206, 19-205, 20-205 and 21-205; Annotated Code of Maryland
10.31.01.01.htm 10.31.01.01. 01 Scope.. A. This chapter establishes a code of conduct for members of health occupation boards within the MarylandDepartment of HealtH and for investigators employed by the health occupation boards.B. This chapter does not apply to the Board of Nursing.The Board of Nursing's Code of Conduct regulations are set forth in COMAR 10.27.23.
10.31.01.02.htm 10.31.01.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) "Board" means a health occupation board regulated under the Health Occupations Article or the Health-General Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, with the exception of the Board of Nursing.2) "Board member" means an individual appointed by the Governor to serve on a Board.. 3) "Charging document" means the notice from the board pursuant to State Government Article, §10-208
10.31.01.03.htm 10.31.01.03. 03 Recusal of Board Members.. A. Standards for Recusal.. 1) A Board member shall recuse himself or herself from board proceedings which involve situations in which the board member:a) Has a conflict of interest; or. b) Cannot participate fairly and impartially.. 2) Personal familiarity with a respondent does not, of itself, require recusal of a board member.. B. Board Counsel Advice. A board member may seek the advice of the board's counsel in determining the need for recusal on a s
10.31.01.04.htm 10.31.01.04. 04 Investigator.. A. An investigator may not conduct or participate in an investigation of a complaint in which the investigator has a conflict of interest.B. In the investigation of a complaint against a member of a board, the board may consider using an investigator other than the one who is regularly assigned to conduct investigations for the board.
10.31.01.05.htm 10.31.01.05. 05 Confidentiality.. A. A board member or investigator may not discuss disciplinary or other confidential matters with an individual other than:1) A board member;. 2) Board staff;. 3) The Attorney General's Office;. 4) A witness; or. 5) Another individual authorized by law to be involved in the case.. B. In the case of an ex parte communication, the board member shall follow the provisions of State Government Article, §10-219, Annotated Code of Maryland.
10.31.01.9999.htm 10.31.01.9999. Administrative History Effective date: July 24, 2000 (27:14 Md. R. 1341).
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