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10.32.20.00.htm 10.32.20.00. Title 10 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Subtitle 32 BOARD OF PHYSICIANS Chapter 20 Licensure of Perfusionists Authority: Health Occupations Article, §1-221, 1-606, 14-205, 14-5E-01―14-5E-20, and 14-5E-23, Annotated Code of Maryland
10.32.20.01.htm 10.32.20.01. 01 Scope.. A. This chapter governs the practice of perfusion.. B. Except as provided in §C or D of this regulation, on or after October 1, 2013, an individual shall be licensed by the Board before the individual may practice perfusion.C. This chapter does not prohibit any student who is currently enrolled in an accredited educational program to qualify for a license as a perfusionist from performing any of the procedures described in this chapter as part of that program’s clinical
10.32.20.02.htm 10.32.20.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) “Accredited educational program” means a program accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or its successor accrediting agency.2) “Board” means the State Board of Physicians.. 3) “Certified clinical perfusionist” means an individual holding a certificate issued by the national certifying board.4) “Certification” means
10.32.20.03.htm 10.32.20.03. 03 Perfusion Advisory Committee.. A. The Board shall appoint members of the Committee as follows:. 1) Three individuals who:. a) On or before September 30, 2013, practice perfusion and who:. i) Are certified by a national certifying board; and. ii) Have a minimum of 2 years of perfusion experience; and. b) On or after October 1, 2013, are licensed perfusionists-advanced;. 2) Three physicians, at least one of whom:. a) Performs cardiac or cardio-thoracic surgery; or.
10.32.20.04.htm 10.32.20.04. 04 Code of Ethics.. A. The ethical responsibilities of a licensed perfusionist include, but are not limited to, compliance with the principles set forth in §B of this regulation.B. A licensed perfusionist:. 1) Shall:. a) Practice medically acceptable methods of treatment and may not endeavor to practice beyond the competence and the authority vested in the perfusionist by the physician;b) Report:. i) Known illegal, unethical, or incompetent conduct; or.
10.32.20.05.htm 10.32.20.05. 05 Standards of Care.. A. In evaluating the standards of care for the practice of a licensed perfusionist, the Board may consider, but is not limited to, the guidelines published by the American Society of Extracorporeal Technology (AmSECT)B. If a particular practice issue has not yet been addressed in the AmSECT guidelines, the Board may consult with a licensed perfusionist-advanced.
10.32.20.06.htm 10.32.20.06. 06 Application for Initial Licensure as a Perfusionist.. A. An applicant for either a license as a perfusionist-basic or perfusionist-advanced shall:. 1) Complete an application on a form supplied by the Board;. 2) Pay the required application fee set by the Board in Regulation .13 of this chapter;. 3) Be 18 years old or older;. 4) Be of good moral character;. 5) Demonstrate spoken and written competency in English by any of the following:. a) Documentation of gradu
10.32.20.07.htm 10.32.20.07. 07 Scope of Practice.. A. A licensed perfusionist may practice only under the supervision of a licensed physician.. B. The scope of practice of a licensed perfusionist is performance of the functions necessary for the support, treatment, measurement, or supplementation of the cardiovascular, circulatory, or respiratory systems, or other organs to ensure the safe management of physiologic functions by monitoring and analyzing the parameters of the systems.C. The scope of practice
10.32.20.08.htm 10.32.20.08. 08 Identification; Notice.. A. A licensed perfusionist shall wear an identification tag or a badge which identifies that individual as a licensed perfusionist.B. License.. 1) A licensed perfusionist shall:. a) Keep a copy of the licensee’s license in their employment file; and. b) Make the license available for inspection upon request.. 2) If the perfusionist has multiple places of employment, copies of the license may be kept in accordance with §B(1) of this regulation.
10.32.20.09.htm 10.32.20.09. 09 Terms of Perfusionist-Basic License.. A. Term and Expiration.. 1) A perfusionist-basic license shall expire 2 years after it is issued.. 2) Except as provided in §D and E of this regulation, a perfusionist-basic license may not be renewed or extended beyond the 2-year expiration date.3) An individual who previously held a perfusionist-basic license may not be granted a new perfusionist-basic license.4) Upon expiration of the perfusionist-basic license, an individual who doe
10.32.20.10.htm 10.32.20.10. 10 Renewal and Reinstatement of Licensure as a Perfusionist-Advanced.. A. Renewal Notice.At least 1 month before the license expires, the Board shall send a renewal notice to the licensed perfusionist-advanced that states:1) The date on which the current license expires;. 2) The date by which the renewal application shall be received by the Board for the renewal to be issued and mailed before the license expires; and
10.32.20.11.htm 10.32.20.11. 11 Continuing Education.. A. Application.. 1) The continuing education requirements apply to all renewal applications.. 2) The Board may not renew or reinstate the license of a perfusionist-advanced unless the perfusionist-advanced has met the requirements for continuing education described in §B of this regulation.B. Requirements.A licensed perfusionist-advanced shall meet continuing education requirements sufficient to maintain current national certification fr
10.32.20.12.htm 10.32.20.12. 12 Clinical Activity.. A. Application.. 1) The clinical activity requirements apply to all renewal applications.. 2) The Board may not renew or reinstate the license of a perfusionist-advanced unless the perfusionist-advanced has met the requirements for clinical activity described in §B of this regulation.B. Requirements. A licensed perfusionist-advanced shall meet clinical activity requirements sufficient to maintain current national certification from the national certifying
10.32.20.13.htm 10.32.20.13. 13 Fees.. The following non-refundable fees are applicable to perfusionists:. A. Perfusionist initial license application fee:. 1) Before October 1, 2015 ― $300; and. 2) After October 1, 2015 ― To be determined and promulgated in regulations by the Board in accordance with Health Occupations Article, §14-205(a)16) Annotated Code of Maryland (Supp. 2013)1) License renewal fee ― To be determined and promulgated in regulations by the Board in accordance with Health Occupations A
10.32.20.14.htm 10.32.20.14. 14 Prohibited Conduct.. A. Subject to the hearing provision of Health Occupations Article, §14-405, Annotated Code of Maryland, the Board may deny a license to any applicant, reprimand any licensee, place any licensee on probation, or suspend or revoke a license if the applicant or licensee:1) Fraudulently or deceptively obtains or attempts to obtain a license for the applicant or licensee or for another;2) Fraudulently or deceptively uses a license;.
10.32.20.15.htm 10.32.20.15. 15 Penalties.. A. Except as otherwise provided in Health Occupations Article, §14-5E-01(g) Annotated Code of Maryland, an individual may not practice, attempt to practice, or offer to practice perfusion in this State unless licensed to practice perfusion by the Board.B. An individual who violates any provision of this chapter is subject to a civil fine of not more than $5,000 to be levied by the Board.C. The Board shall pay any penalty collected under this regulation into the
10.32.20.16.htm 10.32.20.16. 16 Investigations, Hearings, and Appeals.. A. Complaints alleging prohibited conduct shall be referred to the Board to be investigated according to the Board’s procedures.B. A hearing on charges issued under Regulation .14 of this chapter or Health Occupations Article, §14-5E-16(a) Annotated Code of Maryland, shall be held in accordance with the hearing provisions of Health Occupations Article, §14-405, Annotated Code of Maryland.C. Proceedings for crimes of moral turpitude under
10.32.20.17.htm 10.32.20.17. 17 Required Reports.. A. Except as provided in §B, C, or F of this regulation, hospitals, related institutions, alternative health systems as defined in Health Occupations Article, §1-401, Annotated Code of Maryland, and employers shall file with the Board a report that the hospital, related institution, alternative health system, or employer limited, reduced, otherwise changed, or terminated any licensed perfusionist for any reason that might be grounds for disciplin
10.32.20.18.htm 10.32.20.18. 18 Fines, Penalties, and Sanctioning.. A. General Application of Sanctioning Guidelines.. 1) Sections A and B of this regulation and Regulation .19 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 §14-5E-16 Annotated Code of Maryland, listed in the sanctioning guidelines, the Board shall impose a sanction not less severe than t
10.32.20.19.htm 10.32.20.19. 19 Sanctioning Guidelines for Perfusionists.. A. Subject to provisions of Regulation .18A and B of this chapter, the Board may impose sanctions as outlined in §B of this regulation on perfusionists for violations of Health Occupations Article, §14-5E-16, Annotated Code of Maryland, or Regulation .14 of this chapter.B. Range of Sanctions.. Ground. Maximum Sanction. Minimum Sanction. 1) Fraudulently or deceptively obtains or attempts to obtain a license for the applicant or licensee
10.32.20.9999.htm 10.32.20.9999. Administrative History Effective date: September 15, 2014 (41:18 Md. R. 1010). Regulation .03A amended effective August 15, 2016 (43:16 Md. R. 900). Regulation .08B amended effective August 15, 2016 (43:16 Md. R. 900). Regulation .09A amended effective August 15, 2016 (43:16 Md. R. 900). Regulation .09D, E adopted effective August 15, 2016 (43:16 Md. R. 900). Regulation .10 amended effective August 15, 2016 (43:16 Md. R. 900).
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