10.32.06.07

.07 Renewal and Reinstatement.

A. Renewal.

(1) The Board may not renew a license until the Comptroller of Maryland has verified that the individual has paid all undisputed taxes and unemployment insurance contributions, or arranged for repayment, as required by COMAR 10.31.02.

(2) An individual who has been licensed by the Board as a polysomnographic technologist may renew the license on or before the date specified by the Board by:

(a) Submitting a renewal application on a form supplied by the Board;

(b) Paying the required renewal fee set by the Board in Regulation .09 of this chapter;

(c) Certifying to the completion of 20 hours of continuing education, earned during the 2-year period preceding the expiration of the license, and meeting the requirements stated in Regulation .08 of this chapter; and

(d) Meeting any other requirement set by the Board.

B. Reinstatement.

(1) The Board shall reinstate the license of a polysomnographic technologist who has not placed the license on an inactive status and who has failed to renew the license for any reason if the polysomnographic technologist:

(a) Applies for reinstatement within 30 days after the date the license expires;

(b) Meets the renewal requirements of §A of this regulation;

(c) Submits evidence of completion of 20 hours of approved continuing education in the 2 years preceding the application for reinstatement, which meet the requirements stated in Regulation .08 of this chapter; and

(d) Pays to the Board the reinstatement fee set by the Board in Regulation .09 of this chapter.

(2) The Board shall reinstate the license of a polysomnographic technologist who has placed the license on an inactive status if the polysomnographic technologist:

(a) Meets the renewal requirements of §A of this regulation;

(b) Submits evidence of completion of 20 hours of approved continuing education in the 2 years preceding the application for reinstatement, which meet the requirements stated in Regulation .08 of this chapter; and

(c) Pays to the Board the reinstatement fee set by the Board in Regulation .09 of this chapter.

(3) Reinstatement of Nonrenewed License after 30 Days.

(a) If an applicant's license has been nonrenewed for more than 5 years, and the applicant has not practiced polysomnography in another jurisdiction or country during the preceding 5 years, the applicant shall pass an examination approved by the Board, and meet all the requirements in §B(3)(b) of this regulation before the Board may reinstate the license.

(b) Except as provided in §B(3)(a) of this regulation, the Board may reinstate an applicant whose license has been nonrenewed for more than 30 days if the applicant:

(i) Meets the renewal requirements in §A of this regulation;

(ii) Submits evidence of completion of 20 hours of approved continuing education in the 2 years preceding the application for reinstatement, which meet the requirements stated in Regulation .08 of this chapter; and

(iii) Pays to the Board the reinstatement fee set by the Board in Regulation .09 of this chapter.

C. Inactive Status.

(1) The Board shall place a polysomnographic technologist license on inactive status, if the licensee submits to the Board:

(a) An application for inactive status on the form required by the Board; and

(b) The inactive status fee and any additional charges set by the Board in Regulation .09 of this chapter.

(2) The Board may institute or continue a disciplinary investigation or proceeding if a license has been placed on inactive status.