A. Except as provided in §B of this regulation, an employer of a licensed respiratory care practitioner shall report to the Board within 10 days of the action if the employer limits, reduces, or otherwise changes the responsibilities of or terminates a licensed respiratory care practitioner for any reason that might be grounds for disciplinary action under Health Occupations Article, Title 14, Subtitle 5A, Annotated Code of Maryland, or any regulation in this chapter.
B. If the action taken by an employer under §A of this regulation relates to alcohol or drug impairment, reporting shall be in compliance with Health Occupations Article, §14-5A-18(b), (c), and (d), Annotated Code of Maryland.
C. A licensed respiratory care practitioner shall notify the licensed respiratory care practitioner's employer of a decision to enter an accredited alcohol or drug treatment program.
D. An accredited alcohol or drug treatment program that is treating a licensed respiratory care practitioner who has given notice to his employer under §C of this regulation shall notify the employer if the licensed respiratory care practitioner is found to be noncompliant with the treatment program's policies and procedures.
E. An individual is not required to make a report under this regulation that would be in violation of a federal or State law, rule, or regulation concerning the confidentiality of alcohol and drug abuse patient records.