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10.32.02.00.htm 10.32.02.00. Title 10 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Subtitle 32 BOARD OF PHYSICIANS Chapter 02 Hearings Before the Board of Physicians Authority: Health Occupations Article, §1-307, 1-402, 4-602―1-604, 1-606, 14-205, 14-317, 14-404, 14-405, 14-405.1, 14-406―14-409, 14-411, 14-505, 14-5A-03, 14-5A-13(d) 14-5A-16, 14-5A-17, 14-5A-17.1, 14-5A-19, 14-5B-03, 14-5B-12(d) 14-5B-13, 14-5B-14, 14-5B-14.1, 14-5B-16, 14-5C-03, 14-5C-16, 14-5C-17, 14-5C-19, 14-5D-12(d) 14-5D-13―14-5D-16, 14-601,
10.32.02.01.htm 10.32.02.01. 01 Scope.. These regulations govern procedures for disciplinary and licensing matters before the Board of Physicians.
10.32.02.02.htm 10.32.02.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) “Administrative law judge (ALJ) means a hearing officer delegated the duty of conducting evidentiary hearings for the Board or disciplinary panel.2) “Administrative Procedure Act” means State Government Article, Title 10, Subtitle 2, Annotated Code of Maryland.3) “Administrative prosecutor” means the attorney assigned from the Office of the Attorney General t
10.32.02.03.htm 10.32.02.03. 03 Prehearing Proceedings.. A. This regulation applies to:. 1) Proceedings under Health Occupations Article, §1-307, 14-405, 14-5A-17(b) 14-5B-14(b) 14-5C-17(b) 14-5D-15, 14-5E-16(b) 14-5F-18(b) or 15-315, Annotated Code of Maryland; and2) To the extent specifically provided in this regulation, cease and desist orders.. B. This regulation does not apply to procedures pursuant to Health Occupations Article, §14-404(b) 14-5A-17(c) 14-5B-14(c) 14-5C-17(c) 14-5D-14(b) 14-
10.32.02.04.htm 10.32.02.04. 04 Adjudication of Allegations in a Charging Document.. A. Application.. 1) This regulation applies to cases under Health Occupations Article, §1-307, 14-405, 14-5A-17(b) 14-5B-14(b) 14-5C-17(b) 14-5D-15, 14-5E-16(b) 14-5F-18(b) and 15-315 Annotated Code of Maryland.2) This regulation does not apply to cases under Health Occupations Article, §14-404(b) 14-5A-17(c) 14-5B-14(c) 14-5C-17(c) 14-5D-14(b) 14-5E-16(c) or 14-5F-18(c) or 15-314(b) Annotated Code of Maryla
10.32.02.05.htm 10.32.02.05. 05 Disciplinary Panel Exceptions Process and Final Order.. A. Application.. 1) This regulation applies to cases under Health Occupations Article, §1-307, 14-405, 14-5A-17(b) 14-5B-14(b) 14-5C-17(b) 14-5D-15, 14-5E-16(b) 14-5F-18(b) and 15-315 Annotated Code of Maryland.2) This regulation does not apply to cases under Health Occupations Article, §14-404(b) 14-5A-17(c) 14-5B-14(c) 14-5C-14(c) 14-5D-14(b) 14-5E-16(f) or 14-5F-18(c) or 15-314(b) Annotated Code of Maryla
10.32.02.06.htm 10.32.02.06. 06 Post Disciplinary Reinstatement of a License.. A. Postdisciplinary reinstatement after an order of suspension is subject to the following conditions:1) If an order suspends a license for a certain period of time, the respondent may petition the disciplinary panel that issued the order to suspend for postdisciplinary reinstatement only pursuant to that order;2) The disciplinary panel may not entertain early termination of the suspension;. 3) If termination of a su
10.32.02.07.htm 10.32.02.07. 07 Proceedings under Health Occupations Article, §14-404(b) 14-5A-17(c) 14-5B-14(c) 14-5C-17(c) 14-5D-14(b) 14-5E-16(c) 14-5F-18(c) and 15-314(b) Annotated Code of Maryland.A. In this regulation, “health care provider” means an individual who is a:. 1) Licensed physician;. 2) Licensed respiratory care practitioner;. 3) Licensed radiographer;. 4) Licensed nuclear medical technologist;. 5) Licensed radiation therapist;. 6) Licensed radiologist assistant;.
10.32.02.08.htm 10.32.02.08. 08 Summary Suspension.. A. State Government Article, §10-226(c) Annotated Code of Maryland, governs consideration of summary suspension of a license.B. Notice of Intent to Summarily Suspend.. 1) Based on information gathered during an investigation, the disciplinary panel may determine that there is a substantial likelihood of a risk of serious harm to the public health, safety, or welfare by the health provider, and vote an intent to summarily suspend the license of the respondent.
10.32.02.09.htm 10.32.02.09. 09 Sanctioning and Imposition of Fines.. A. General Application of Sanctioning Guidelines.. 1) Sections A and B of this regulation and Regulation .10 of this chapter do not apply to offenses for which a mandatory sanction is set by statute or regulation.2) Except as provided in §B of this regulation, for violations of Health Occupations Article, §14-404(a) 14-504 and 1-302, Annotated Code of Maryland, the disciplinary panel shall impose a sanction not less severe than the mi
10.32.02.10.htm 10.32.02.10. 10 Sanctioning Guidelines for Physicians.. A. Subject to provisions of Regulation .09A and B of this chapter, the disciplinary panel may impose sanctions as outlined in §B of this regulation on physicians for violations of Health Occupations Article, §14-404(a) 14-504, and 1-302, Annotated Code of Maryland.B. Range of Sanctions.. Ground. Maximum Sanction. Minimum Sanction. Maximum Fine. Minimum Fine. 1) Fraudulently or deceptively obtains or attempts to obtain a license for
10.32.02.11.htm 10.32.02.11. 11 Disciplinary Actions and Licensure Denials Assigned to the Board.. A. This regulation applies to proceedings under Health Occupations Article, §14-205(b)1)iii) 14-206(e) 14-307, 14-405, 14-606(a)4)ii) 14-5A-17(a) 14-5A-09, 14-5A-23(b) 14-5B-09, 14-5B-14(a) 14-5B-19(b) 14-5C-09, 14-5C-17(a) 14-5C-23(b) 14-5D-08, 14-5D-14(a) 14-5D-18(b) 14-5E-09, 14-5E-16(a) 14-5E-23(b) 14-5F-11, 14-5F-18(a) 14-5F-29(b) 15-313, or 15-403, Annotated Code of Maryland.
10.32.02.12.htm 10.32.02.12. 12 Judicial Review.. A. A respondent whose license has been sanctioned by a final order of the disciplinary panel after a contested case proceeding under Health Occupations Article, §14-404, 14-5A-17.1, 14-5B-14.1, 14-5C-17(b) 14-5D-15, 14-5E-17, 14-5F-23, or 15-315(b) Annotated Code of Maryland, may seek judicial review of the disciplinary panel’s decision as provided under Health Occupations Article, §14-408(a) Annotated Code of Maryland.B. An individual whose ap
10.32.02.13.htm 10.32.02.13. 13 Recusal in Board or Disciplinary Panel Proceedings.. A. A Board or disciplinary panel member may not participate in an investigation or a proceeding in which the impartiality of the Board or disciplinary panel member might reasonably be questioned, including but not limited to proceedings and investigations in which the Board or disciplinary panel member has or appears to have:1) A personal bias or prejudice concerning a party; or.
10.32.02.14.htm 10.32.02.14. 14 Proposed Orders; Show Cause Hearings.. A. Nothing in this chapter prohibits the issuance of a charging document with a proposed order which will go into effect if the respondent fails to request a hearing.B. Nothing in this chapter prohibits a disciplinary panel from conducting a show cause hearing to determine if there has been:1) A violation of probation;. 2) A violation of a condition under which any portion of a disciplinary order was stayed; or.
10.32.02.15.htm 10.32.02.15. 15 Confidentiality.. A. Except for formal charging documents, notices of intent to deny, or as otherwise provided by law, the proceedings of the Board and the disciplinary panels are confidential, and the confidentiality of the proceedings cannot be waived by the parties.B. The recommended decision by an administrative law judge is confidential, and the respondent cannot waive the confidentiality of the contested case proceedings or of the patients whose care is refle
10.32.02.16.htm 10.32.02.16. 16 Ethics.. The Board and the disciplinary panels may consider the Principles of Ethics of the American Medical Association, but these principles are not binding on the Board or the disciplinary panels.
10.32.02.17.htm 10.32.02.17. 17 Opioid Guidelines.. The Board and the disciplinary panels may consider the “Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain” published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but this guideline is not binding on the Board or the disciplinary panels.
10.32.02.9999.htm 10.32.02.9999. Administrative History Effective date: September 30, 1973. Regulations .01―10, Hearing Procedures, repealed effective November 7, 1994 (21:22 Md. R. 1877) ―. Regulations .01―09, Hearing Before the Board of Physician Quality Assurance, adopted effective November 7, 1994 (21:22 Md. R. 1877)Regulation .03C amended effective March 22, 1999 (26:6 Md. R. 486). Regulation .03E amended effective January 24, 2000 (27:1 Md. R. 76) June 24, 2002 (29:12 Md. R. 927).
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