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15.14.10.00.htm 15.14.10.00. Title 15 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Subtitle 14 BOARD OF VETERINARY MEDICAL EXAMINERS Chapter 10 Continuing Education Requirements Authority: Agriculture Article, §2-306(a)2) Annotated Code of Maryland
15.14.10.01.htm 15.14.10.01. 01 Scope.. These regulations apply to any person licensed to practice veterinary medicine in the State..
15.14.10.02.htm 15.14.10.02. 02 Definitions.. A. "Board" means the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.. B. "Credit hour" means 1 program hour.. C. "Unused credit hour" means a credit hour which a practitioner earned in a given licensing year but did not use toward fulfilling the continuing professional education requirement for that year.
15.14.10.03.htm 15.14.10.03. 03 New License.. A. A practitioner is exempt from providing proof to the Board of having met the continuing education requirement for 12 months from the license issuance date if:1) The practitioner is registering the veterinary license for the first time; and. 2) Reinstatement of the license is not required.. B. If a practitioner fails to register the veterinary license within 12 months following notification from the Board of having met the legal requirements for licensure, the pr
15.14.10.04.htm 15.14.10.04. 04 License Renewal.. A. Except as provided in §B of this regulation, the Board may not renew a practitioner's license unless that practitioner has earned 18 credit hours of continuing professional education during the:1) 12 months preceding the beginning of the new licensing year; or. 2) 24 months preceding the beginning of the new licensing year provided, however, that any credit hours earned before the 12 months preceding the beginning of the new licensing year are unused credit
15.14.10.05.htm 15.14.10.05. 05 Accreditation.. A. Accreditation by the Board of continuing education courses will be based only upon program content.B. A minimum of 12 hours of continuing education courses shall be directed toward improvement, advancement, and extension of professional skill and knowledge relating to the practice of veterinary medicine. These courses shall have significant intellectual or practical content dealing primarily with information on skills directly related to the pra
15.14.10.06.htm 15.14.10.06. 06 Credit Substantiation.. A. A practitioner shall keep an accurate attendance record of approved continuing education courses.. B. The Board may request verification from a practitioner concerning his or her attendance at any continuing education course.C. If a practitioner reports false or misleading information to the Board, that practitioner may be subject to Board discipline following a hearing.
15.14.10.07.htm 15.14.10.07. 07 Failure to Meet Requirements.. A practitioner who fails to meet the continuing education requirements of this chapter may not practice veterinary medicine in the State. However, if a practitioner intends to practice veterinary medicine over the next licensing period, the practitioner shall renew the practitioner's registration not later than June 30 of each year by submitting to the Board proof of compliance with the requirements of this chapter.
15.14.10.9999.htm 15.14.10.9999. Administrative History Effective date: January 23, 1981 (8:2 Md. R. 117). Regulation .02C adopted effective March 16, 1992 (19:5 Md. R. 579). Regulation .03 amended as an emergency provision effective May 21, 1991 18:12 Md. R. 1318) emergency status extended at 18:16 Md. R. 1809 (August 9, 1991) amended permanently effective October 28, 1991 (18:21 Md. R. 2310)Regulation .03 amended effective March 16, 1992 (19:5 Md. R. 579).
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