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10.32.21.00.htm 10.32.21.00. Title 10 MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Subtitle 32 BOARD OF PHYSICIANS Chapter 21 Licensure, Regulation, and Discipline of Naturopathic Doctors Authority: Health Occupations Article, §14-5F-1―14-5F-32, Annotated Code of Maryland
10.32.21.01.htm 10.32.21.01. 01 Scope.. This chapter governs how an individual becomes licensed as a naturopathic doctor and how naturopathic doctors are regulated and disciplined.
10.32.21.02.htm 10.32.21.02. 02 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) “Approved naturopathic medical program” means a naturopathic medical education program:. a) In the United States that:. i) Provides the degree of Doctor of Naturopathy or Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine;. ii) Offers a 4-year graduate level full-time didactic and supervised clinical training;. iii) Is accredited or has achieved candidacy status for accreditation, by t
10.32.21.03.htm 10.32.21.03. 03 Naturopathic Medicine Advisory Committee.. A. The Committee shall consist of five members appointed by the Board as follows:. 1) Two members shall be individuals who:. a) Practice naturopathic medicine;. b) Are certified by the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners;. c) Have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in naturopathic medicine; and. d) By March 1, 2016 or thereafter, are licensed as a naturopathic doctor;. 2) One member:. a) Shall be a consumer member;.
10.32.21.04.htm 10.32.21.04. 04 Qualifications for Initial Licensure.. A. To qualify for a license, an applicant shall meet the following requirements:. 1) Be of good moral character;. 2) Be at least 21 years of age;. 3) Have a doctorate in naturopathic medicine from an approved naturopathic medical program;. 4) Pass a competency based national naturopathic licensing examination part I and part II administered by the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners or its successor agency that is consistent
10.32.21.05.htm 10.32.21.05. 05 Written Attestation.. A. An applicant shall complete and submit to the Board a Board-approved written attestation that:. 1) States that the applicant has a collaboration and consultation agreement with a physician licensed in this State under Health Occupations Article, Title 14, Annotated Code of Maryland;2) Includes the name and license number of the physician with whom the applicant has a collaboration and consultation agreement;
10.32.21.06.htm 10.32.21.06. 06 Documentation for Initial Licensure.. A. The applicant shall submit an application on a form supplied by the Board.. B. A completed application shall include:. 1) Verification of naturopathic medical education;. 2) Documentation of successful completion of the examination requirements as described in Regulation .04A(4) of this chapter, including submission of all of the applicant’s scores sent directly to the Board from the examination authority or authorities;
10.32.21.07.htm 10.32.21.07. 07 Exceptions to Licensure Requirements.. The following individuals do not need to be licensed in order to practice naturopathy in Maryland:. A. An individual who is employed by the United States Government to practice naturopathic medicine while practicing within the scope of that employment;B. A student who is enrolled in an approved naturopathic medical program while the student is participating in a course of study under the supervision of a licensed naturopath
10.32.21.08.htm 10.32.21.08. 08 Scope of Practice.. A license authorizes a licensee, consistent with naturopathic education, training, and competence demonstrated by passing the Naturopathic Physician Licensing Examination, to:A. Order and perform physical and laboratory examinations for diagnostic purposes consistent with the education and training of naturopathic doctors, including:1) Phlebotomy;. 2) Clinical laboratory tests;. 3) Orifical examinations;.
10.32.21.09.htm 10.32.21.09. 09 Prohibited Actions.. An individual who is solely licensed as a naturopathic doctor may not:. A. Prescribe, dispense, or administer any prescription drug;. B. Perform surgical procedures;. C. Unless licensed under the Health Occupations Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, practice or claim to practice as:1) A medical doctor or physician;. 2) An osteopath;. 3) A dentist;. 4) A podiatrist;. 5) An optometrist;. 6) A psychologist;. 7) A nurse practitioner;.
10.32.21.10.htm 10.32.21.10. 10 Renewals, Reinstatement, and Inactive Status.. A. The term of a license renewed by the Board is 2 years from the date of renewal.. B. A license expires at the end of its term unless the license is renewed as provided by the Board.. C. At least 1 month before the license expires, the Board shall send to the licensee a renewal notice 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
10.32.21.11.htm 10.32.21.11. 11 Continuing Education Requirements.. A. Requirements. A licensed naturopathic doctor shall take 50 hours of continuing education credits during every 2-year renewal period.B. The courses selected shall be approved by any of the following:. 1) The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians;. 2) The Maryland Association of Naturopathic Physicians;. 3) The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education;. 4) The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education; or.
10.32.21.12.htm 10.32.21.12. 12 Grounds for Discipline.. Subject to the hearing provisions Health Occupations Article, §14-405, Annotated Code of Maryland, the Board, on the affirmative vote of a majority of its members then serving as a quorum of the Board, may deny a license to any applicant, or a disciplinary panel, on the affirmative vote of a majority of a quorum of the disciplinary panel, may reprimand any licensee, place any licensee on probation, or suspend or revoke a license of any licensee i
10.32.21.13.htm 10.32.21.13. 13 Sanctioning Guidelines.. 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, §1-302, 14-404(a) and 14-504, Annotated Code of Maryland.B. Range of Sanctions.. Ground. Maximum Sanction. Minimum Sanction. 1) Is habitually intoxicated, or is addicted to or habitually abuses any narcotic or controlled dangRevocation.
10.32.21.14.htm 10.32.21.14. 14 Investigations and Hearings.. A. Except as otherwise provided in State Government Article, Title 10, Subtitle 2, Annotated Code of Maryland, before the Board or a disciplinary panel takes any action under Health Occupations Article, §14-5F-18(a) Annotated Code of Maryland, the Board shall give the individual against whom the action is contemplated an opportunity for a hearing before the Board or disciplinary panel in accordance with the hearing requirements of Health Occupati
10.32.21.15.htm 10.32.21.15. 15 Cost of Bringing an Action Against a Licensee.. A. If, after a hearing, a licensee is found to have violated provisions of Health Occupations Article, §14-5F-18, Annotated Code of Maryland, the Board shall impose a fee on the licensee that shall approximate the Board’s cost of bringing the proceedings against the licensee.B. The hearing costs may include any or all of the following expense items:. 1) Services rendered by court reporters;.
10.32.21.16.htm 10.32.21.16. 16 Unauthorized Practice of Naturopathic Medicine and Title and Identification as Naturopathic Doctor.A. Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, an individual may not practice, attempt to practice, or offer to practice naturopathic medicine in this State without a license. An individual who violates this section:1) Is guilty of a felony and upon conviction is subject to a fine not exceeding $10,000 or imprisonment not exceeding 5 years or both; and
10.32.21.17.htm 10.32.21.17. 17 Reporting Requirements.. A. A licensed naturopathic doctor, a licensed health care practitioner, a health care facility as defined in Health-General Article, §19-114, Annotated Code of Maryland, located in the State, and a State agency shall file a written report with the Board if the person has information that gives the person reason to believe that a licensed naturopathic doctor is or may be:1) Medically or legally incompetent;.
10.32.21.18.htm 10.32.21.18. 18 Advertising.. An advertisement may not contain:. A. A statement containing misrepresentation of facts;. B. Statements that cannot be verified by the Board for truthfulness;. C. Statements likely to mislead or deceive because in context the statements make only a partial disclosure of relevant facts;D. Statements intended to, or likely to, create false or unjustified expectations of favorable results;E. Statements containing representations or implications that in reasonable
10.32.21.19.htm 10.32.21.19. 19 Code of Ethics.. A. Naturopathic doctors shall concern themselves primarily with the welfare of the patient.. B. A naturopathic doctor who suffers from a physical, mental, or emotional impairment, including substance abuse, that impacts the individual’s ability to practice naturopathic medicineshall seek professional treatment and refrain from the practice of naturopathic medicine until the impairment no longer exists or reasonable accommodations can be made.
10.32.21.20.htm 10.32.21.20. 20 Fees.. Starting on March 1, 2016, the fees are as follows:. A. Initial application fee ― $790;. B. Renewal Fee:. 1) Biennial license renewal fee ― $486; and. 2) The Maryland Health Care Commission fee as determined by Maryland Health Care Commission under COMAR 10.25.03
10.32.21.9999.htm 10.32.21.9999. Administrative History Effective date: September 12, 2016 (43:18 Md. R. 1017).
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