10.32.10.14

.14 Prohibited Conduct.

A. Subject to the hearing provisions of Health Occupations Article, §14-405, Annotated Code of Maryland, the Board may deny an application, may reprimand any licensed radiation therapist, licensed radiographer, licensed nuclear medicine technologist, licensed radiologist assistant, or holder of a temporary license, place any licensed radiation therapist, licensed radiographer, licensed nuclear medicine technologist, licensed radiologist assistant, or holder of a temporary license on probation, or suspend or revoke the license of any licensed radiation therapist, licensed radiographer, licensed nuclear medicine technologist, licensed radiologist assistant, or holder of a temporary license for the commission of a prohibited act.

B. The following are prohibited acts:

(1) Fraudulently or deceptively obtaining or attempting to obtain a license or temporary license for the applicant or licensed individual or for another;

(2) Fraudulently or deceptively using a license;

(3) Being guilty of unprofessional or immoral conduct in the practice of radiation therapy, radiography, nuclear medicine technology, or radiology assistance;

(4) Being professionally, physically, or mentally incompetent;

(5) Abandoning a patient;

(6) Habitually being intoxicated;

(7) Being addicted to or abusing any narcotic or controlled dangerous substance as defined in Criminal Law Article, Annotated Code of Maryland;

(8) Providing professional services while:

(a) Under the influence of alcohol;

(b) Using any narcotic or controlled dangerous substance, as defined in Criminal Law Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, or other drug that is in excess of therapeutic amounts or without valid medical indication;

(9) Promoting the sale of services, drugs, devices, appliances, or goods to a patient to exploit the patient for financial gain;

(10) Willfully making or filing a false report or record in the practice of radiation therapy, radiography, nuclear medicine technology, or radiology assistance;

(11) Willfully failing to file or record any report as required under law, willfully impeding or obstructing the filing or recording of the report, or inducing another to fail to file or record the report;

(12) Paying or agreeing to pay any sum or provide any form of remuneration or material benefit to any person for bringing or referring a patient or accepting or agreeing to accept any sum or any form of remuneration or material benefit from an individual for bringing or referring a patient;

(13) Knowingly making a misrepresentation while practicing radiation therapy, radiography, nuclear medicine technology, or radiology assistance;

(14) Knowingly practicing radiation therapy, radiography, nuclear medicine technology, or radiology assistance with an unauthorized person or aiding an unauthorized person in the practice of radiation therapy, radiography, nuclear medicine technology, or radiology assistance;

(15) Offering, undertaking, or agreeing to cure or treat disease by a secret method, treatment, or medicine;

(16) Being disciplined by a licensing or disciplinary authority, being convicted or disciplined by a court of any state or country or disciplined by any branch of the United States uniformed services or the Veterans' Administration for an act that would be grounds for disciplinary action under the Board's disciplinary statutes or this regulation;

(17) Failing to meet appropriate standards as determined by appropriate peer review for the delivery of quality radiation therapy care, radiography care, nuclear medicine technology care, or radiology assistance care performed in an outpatient surgical facility, office, hospital, or any other location in this State;

(18) Knowingly submitting false statements to collect fees for which services are not provided;

(19) Having been subject to investigation or disciplinary action by a licensing or disciplinary authority or by a court of any state or country for an act that would be grounds for disciplinary action under this regulation and the licensed individual:

(a) Surrendered the license issued by the state or country, or

(b) Allowed the license issued by the state or country to expire or lapse;

(20) Knowingly failing to report suspected child abuse in violation of Family Law Article, §5-704, Annotated Code of Maryland;

(21) Selling, prescribing, giving away, or administering drugs for illegal or illegitimate purposes;

(22) Breaching patient confidentiality;

(23) Practicing beyond the authorized scope of practice;

(24) Practicing or attempting to practice any radiation therapy, radiography, nuclear medicine technology, or radiology assistance procedure, or using radiation therapy, radiography, nuclear medicine technology, or radiology assistance equipment, if the applicant or licensed individual has not received education, training, or experience in the use of that procedure or the use of the equipment;

(25) Refusing, withholding from, denying, or discriminating against an individual with regard to the provision of professional services for which the license holder is licensed and qualified to render because the individual is HIV positive;

(26) Failing to cooperate with a lawful investigation of the Board;

(27) Failing to practice under the supervision of a physician or violating a supervisory order of a supervising physician; or

(28) Failing to comply with these regulations.

C. Unprofessional conduct in the practice of medicine, under Health Occupations Article, §14-404(a)(3), Annotated Code of Maryland, includes the failure of a physician to comply with the statute and regulations governing the physician's duty to supervise a radiation therapist, radiographer, nuclear medicine technologist, or radiologist assistant.

D. Crimes of Moral Turpitude.

(1) On the filing of certified docket entries with the Board by the Attorney General, the Board shall order the suspension of a license if the licensee has been convicted of, or pled guilty or nolo contendere with respect to, a crime involving moral turpitude, regardless of whether any appeal or other proceeding is pending to have the conviction or plea set aside.

(2) After completion of the appellate process, if the conviction has not been reversed or the plea has not been set aside with respect to a crime of moral turpitude, the Board shall order the revocation of the license.