10.32.01.10

.10 Reinstatement of Expired or Inactive Licenses.

A. A physician whose license has been placed on inactive status or who has failed to renew a license by the 2-month late renewal period and who wishes to practice medicine in Maryland may apply for reinstatement on a form supplied by the Board.

B. A physician applying for reinstatement shall pay a reinstatement fee and any additional charges set by the Board.

C. A physician applying for reinstatement shall complete the required number of CME hours for reinstatement as defined in Regulation .09 of this chapter.

D. A physician applying for reinstatement may be denied reinstatement subject to the hearing provisions of Health Occupations Article, §14-405, Annotated Code of Maryland, for any of the grounds listed in Health Occupations Article, §14-404, Annotated Code of Maryland.

E. A physician applying for reinstatement shall provide the Board with a detailed description of activities which have occurred since the last renewal application or, in the case of a physician who has never renewed, since the date when a medical licensure application was submitted to the Board. This description may include, but not necessarily be limited to, the information required under Regulations .03 and .04 of this chapter.

F. An applicant for reinstatement 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.

G. A physician applying for reinstatement shall also provide a full, written explanation to the Board detailing the reasons why the license was allowed to expire and why reinstatement is now sought.

H. A physician applying for reinstatement may be required to pass the SPEX examination if the physician's:

(1) Licensure examination was completed over 15 years before this application for reinstatement;

(2) Certification and recertification examinations were completed over 15 years before application for reinstatement; or

(3) Active licensure has been interrupted in at least one state of the United States including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or one U.S. territory.

I. The physician shall include a statement on the application form for reinstatement agreeing to the above examination requirements.

J. A physician with an expired or inactive license may be denied restoration of active status subject to any of the grounds listed in Health Occupations Article, §14-404, Annotated Code of Maryland, the hearing for which would be conducted subject to the hearing provisions of Health Occupations Article, §14-405, Annotated Code of Maryland.