10.32.01.08

.08 Renewals.

A. A licensee shall renew the license every 2 years.

B. At least 1 month before the license expires, the Board shall send to the last known address of the licensee, by first-class mail:

(1) A renewal notice that states:

(a) The date on which the current license expires,

(b) The date by which the renewal application shall be received by the Board for the renewal to be issued and mailed before the license expires,

(c) The amount of the renewal fee and any additional charges set by the Board; and

(2) A blank panel data sheet supplied by the Health Claims Arbitration Office.

C. A licensee applying for renewal shall complete the application for renewal supplied by the Board.

D. Except for treatment under a voluntary agreement with the Physician Rehabilitation Program of the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland, a licensee applying for renewal shall provide the Board with information including, but not limited to, the actions listed in Regulation .03G(1) of this chapter which have occurred since the last renewal application or, in the case of a physician's first renewal, since the date when medical licensure application was submitted to the Board.

E. An applicant for renewal shall inform the Board by certified mail, return receipt requested, within 30 days of the occurrence or notification of any of the circumstances listed in Regulation .03G(1) of this chapter.

F. A licensee applying for renewal shall complete the continuing medical education requirements for each renewal period as defined in Regulation .09 of this chapter.

G. A licensee applying for renewal shall pay the renewal fee and any additional charges set by the Board.

H. Before the expiration date of the license, a licensee shall complete and return to the Board the renewal form and renewal fee according to instructions. After the expiration date, the physician is no longer licensed to practice medicine.

I. The period for late renewal is the 2-month period immediately following the expiration date of the last renewal cycle. If a physician applies for renewal during this period, the penalty fee for late renewal applies. The physician is not authorized to practice medicine until the application for late renewal is approved by the Board.

J. A holder of a restricted license to practice osteopathy shall renew the license every year as follows:

(1) Submit a renewal form supplied by the Board; and

(2) Pay a renewal fee and any additional charges set by the Board.

K. A licensee applying for the first renewal shall have completed an orientation program approved by the Board. The Board may defer this requirement for physicians practicing out of State or in cases of individual hardship.