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10.65.01.00.htm 10.65.01.00. Title 10 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE Subtitle 65 BOARD OF MASSAGE THERAPY EXAMINERS Chapter 01 General Regulations Authority: Health Occupations Article, §6-101, 6-102, 6-201―6-206, 6-301―6-306, and 6-504, Annotated Code of Maryland
10.65.01.01.htm 10.65.01.01. 01 Rules of Order.. All proceedings of the Board in regular session shall be governed by Robert痴 Rules of Order..
10.65.01.02.htm 10.65.01.02. 02 Board Officers, Members, and Staff.. A. The Board shall, as the appointing authority, direct the operation of the staff through the executive director.B. Board members may not have monetary, pecuniary, or other interest in the affairs of any:. 1) Staff member; or. 2) Organization engaged in business with the Board, including:. a) Businesses;. b) Enterprises; or. c) Other for-profit organizations.. C. A Board member or Board staff may not serve for compensation as an instr
10.65.01.03.htm 10.65.01.03. 03 Scope.. Except as specifically provided in this chapter, this chapter does not limit the right of an individual to:A. Practice a health occupation that the individual is otherwise authorized to practice under the Health Occupations Article, Annotated Code of Maryland; orB. Advertise an occupation that the individual is otherwise authorized to practice under the Health Occupations Article, Annotated Code of Maryland.
10.65.01.04.htm 10.65.01.04. 04 Definitions.. A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.. B. Terms Defined.. 1) “Board” means the State Board of Massage Therapy Examiners.. 2) “Health care setting” has the meaning stated in Health-Occupations Article,6–101(c) Annotated Code of Maryland.3) "License" means the document issued by the Board to an individual qualified to practice massage therapy.4) "Licensed massage therapist" means an individual who is licensed by the
10.65.01.05.htm 10.65.01.05. 05 Licensure or Registration Required; Exceptions.. An individual shall be licensed by the Board in order to practice massage therapy, and shall be registered by the Board in order to practice massage therapy in a setting that is not a health care setting, except for the following:A. A student enrolled in an approved education program as determined by the Board while performing massage therapy in the program;B. An individual who:. 1) Practices massage therapy in a Board-approved,
10.65.01.06.htm 10.65.01.06. 06 Application for Licensure or Registration.. A. An applicant for a license to practice massage therapy shall:. 1) Complete the application provided by the Board;. 2) Pay the application fee as specified in COMAR 10.65.07;. 3) Submit two recent 2 inch by 2 inch passport type photographs on a solid white background of the applicant;4) Provide evidence that the applicant is:. a) Of good moral character; and. b) 18 years old or older;. 5) Pass the State Board o
10.65.01.07.htm 10.65.01.07. 07 Required Massage Therapy Education and Training.. A. Classroom Training.. 1) Of the minimum 600 hours classroom training required in Regulation .04A(8) B, and C(7) of this chapter:a) At least 100 hours shall consist of:. i) Anatomy;. ii) Physiology;. iii) Pathology; and. iv) Kinesiology; and. b) The remaining 500 hours shall include a majority of hours in:. i) Massage therapy theory;. ii) Technique;. iii) Supervised practice;. iv) Professional ethics;.
10.65.01.08.htm 10.65.01.08. 08 Licensure.. A. The Board shall:. 1) Issue a license to an approved applicant that:. a) Is not valid for more than 2 years, and. b) Expires on the date set by the Board; or. 2) Notify an applicant not approved for licensure by letter which specifies the reason or reasons for disapproval.B. The license holder shall notify the Board of any change in the name or address of the license holder, in writing, within 60 days after the change occurs.C. The Board may not issu
10.65.01.09.htm 10.65.01.09. 09 Registration.. A. The Board shall:. 1) Issue a registration to an approved applicant that:. a) Is not valid for more than 2 years; and. b) Expires on the date set by the Board; or. 2) Notify an applicant not approved for registration, by a letter which specifies the reason or reasons for disapproval.B. The registration holder shall notify the Board, in writing, of any change in the name or address of the registration holder within 60 days after thC. The Board may not issu
10.65.01.10.htm 10.65.01.10. 10 Renewals.. A. The Board shall send each license and registration holder a renewal notice that states the:. 1) Date on which the current license or current registration expires;. 2) Latest date by which the renewal application and documentation can be received by the Board in order for the renewal license or current registration to be issued before the current license or current registration expires; and3) Amount of the renewal fee as specified in COMAR 10.65.07..
10.65.01.11.htm 10.65.01.11. 11 Reinstatement.. A. The Board shall reinstate an individual whose license or registration has expired if the individual meets the renewal requirements of this chapter and pays the:1) Late fee in addition to the renewal fee as specified in COMAR 10.65.07, if the request is received by the Board within 30 days of the expiration date of the license or registration; or2) Late and reinstatement fees in addition to the renewal fee as specified in COMAR 10.65.07, if the
10.65.01.12.htm 10.65.01.12. 12 Inactive Status.. A. The Board shall place a license or registration holder on inactive status if the license or registration holder submits to the Board the:1) Completed application for inactive status on the form provided by the Board; and. 2) Biennial fee for inactive status as specified in COMAR 10.65.07.. B. The license or registration holder on inactive status may reactivate the license or registration at any time if the license or registration holder
10.65.01.13.htm 10.65.01.13. 13 Duplicate Licenses and Registrations.. The Board shall issue a duplicate license or registration to the license or registration holder if:. A. The license or registration holder has a change of name, loses or damages the original, practices in multiple locations; and1) Makes the request to the Board in writing;. 2) Provides appropriate legal documentation of the change;. 3) Pays the fee as specified in COMAR 10.65.07; and. 4) Surrenders the current license or registration;.
10.65.01.14.htm 10.65.01.14-0 new. 14 Penalties.. If a license or registration holder fails to notify the Board of a change of name or address within the time required in Regulations .06B and .07B of this chapter, subject to the hearing provisions of Health Occupations Article, §6–309 , Annotated Code of Maryland, the Board may impose an administrative penalty of $100.
10.65.01.9999.htm 10.65.01.9999. Administrative History Effective date:. Regulations .01 and .02 adopted effective January 2, 2017 (43:26 Md. R. 1446). Regulations .01, .05, and .07 recodified from COMAR 10.43.17 to be Regulations .03, .07, and .09 effective January 2, 2017 (43:26 Md. R. 1446)Regulations .02―04, .06, and .08―10, amended and recodified from COMAR 10.43.17 to be Regulations .04―06, .08, and .10―12 effective January 2, 2017 (43:26 Md. R. 1446)Regulations .11 and .12 recodified from COMAR 10.4
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