.05 Inactive Licensure.

A. A licensee in good standing who wishes to maintain the licensee’s medical license but who does not wish to practice medicine in this State may apply for inactive status.

B. A licensee applying for an inactive license shall pay the inactive license fee and any additional charges set by the Board.

C. A licensee may apply for inactive status if the licensee has an unrestricted active license to practice medicine in this State and may also apply within 60 days of the expiration of the licensee’s medical license.

D. A licensee with an inactive license may not:

(1) Practice medicine within Maryland;

(2) Prescribe medication within Maryland; or

(3) Conduct peer reviews of physicians within Maryland.

E. A licensee on inactive status shall have the duty to inform the Board by electronic or first-class mail of any of the circumstances listed in Regulation .03H(1) and (2) of this chapter within 30 days of the occurrence of or notification about these circumstances.

F. The inactive status of a licensee does not deprive the Board of its authority to institute or continue a disciplinary proceeding against a licensee.

G. A physician whose license is on inactive status and who wishes to practice medicine in Maryland shall apply for reinstatement on a form supplied by the Board and meet the requirements for reinstatement in Regulation .11 of this chapter, including the continuing medical education requirements. The physician is not licensed to practice medicine until the license is reinstated.