A. Certification as a nurse midwife expires at the same time as the nurse midwife's registered nursing license unless the certification is renewed.
B. Before a nurse midwife’s certification expires, the nurse midwife may renew the certification biennially if the nurse midwife:
(1) Is otherwise entitled to be certified;
(2) Submits to the Board:
(a) Documentation of a current national certification as a nurse midwife from AMCB or another national certifying body recognized by the Board; and
(b) A completed renewal application on the form that the Board requires; and
(3) Pays all fees.
C. Certified nurse midwife renewal applicants who are authorized to practice registered nursing in this State under a multistate licensure privilege shall be periodically required to submit to a criminal history records check in accordance with the schedule and requirements set forth in COMAR 10.27.01.13JN.
D. The certified nurse midwife shall ensure that the Board has a record of the renewed national certification if the national certification expires before the registered nurse license renewal date.
E. Certification as a nurse midwife shall be deemed to have lapsed if the Board does not have a record of a current active national certification.
F. Practicing on an expired national certification is prohibited and subject to discipline under Health Occupations Article, §8-316(a), Annotated Code of Maryland.