10.27.12.07

.07 Renewal of Maryland Certification.

A. Certification as a PMH/APRN expires at the same time as the license to practice registered nursing.

B. Before a PMH/APRNís certification expires, the PMH/APRN may renew the certification biennially if the PMH/APRN:

(1) Is otherwise entitled to be certified;

(2) Submits to the Board:

(a) Documentation of a current national certification as a PMH/APRN from a national certifying body recognized by the Board; and

(b) A completed renewal application on a form that the Board requires; and

(3) Pays all fees.

C. PMH/APRN 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 check in accordance with the schedule and requirements set forth in COMAR 10.27.01.13J.—N.

D. The PMH/APRN 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 PMH/APRN 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.

G. The Board shall maintain an up-to-date list of all PMH/APRNs certified in this State and include on the license an indication that the licensee is a PMH/APRN.