10.32.20.19

.19 Sanctioning Guidelines for Perfusionists.

A. Subject to provisions of Regulation .18A and B of this chapter, the Board may impose sanctions as outlined in §B of this regulation on perfusionists for violations of Health Occupations Article, §14-5E-16, Annotated Code of Maryland, or Regulation .14 of this chapter.

B. Range of Sanctions.

Ground Maximum Sanction Minimum Sanction
(1) Fraudulently or deceptively obtains or attempts to obtain a license for the applicant or licensee or for another Revocation Reprimand with 2 years of probation
(2) Fraudulently or deceptively uses a license Revocation Probation
(3) Is guilty of unprofessional or immoral conduct in the practice of perfusion Revocation Reprimand
(4) Incompetence
     (a) Is professionally incompetent
Revocation Suspension until professional incompetence is addressed to the Board抯 satisfaction
     (b) Is physically or mentally incompetent Revocation Suspension until physical or mental incompetence is addressed to the Board抯 satisfaction
(5) Abandons a patient Revocation Reprimand
(6) Is habitually intoxicated Revocation Suspension until professional is in treatment and abstinent for 6 months
(7) Is addicted to, or habitually abuses, any narcotic or controlled dangerous substance as defined in Criminal Law Article, 񘕷01, Annotated Code of Maryland Revocation Suspension until professional is in treatment and abstinent for 6 months
(8) Provides professional services while:
     (a) Under the influence of alcohol; or
     (b) Using any narcotic or controlled dangerous substance as defined in Criminal Law Article, 񘕷01, Annotated Code of Maryland, or any other drug that is in excess of therapeutic amounts or without valid medical indication
Revocation Suspension until professional is in treatment and abstinent for 6 months
(9) Promotes the sale of services, drugs, devices, appliances, or goods to a patient so as to exploit the patient for financial gain Revocation Reprimand
(10) Willfully makes or files a false report or record in the practice of perfusion Revocation Reprimand
(11) Willfully fails to file or record any report as required under law, willfully impedes or obstructs the filing or recording of the report, or induces another to fail to file or record the report Revocation Reprimand
(12) Breaches patient confidentiality Revocation Reprimand
(13) Pays or agrees to pay any sum or provide any form of remuneration or material benefit to any individual for bringing or referring a patient or accepts or agrees to accept any sum or any form of remuneration or material benefit from an individual for bringing or referring a patient Revocation Reprimand
(14) Knowingly makes a misrepresentation while practicing perfusion Revocation Reprimand
(15) Knowingly practices perfusion with an unauthorized individual or aids an unauthorized individual in the practice of perfusion Revocation Reprimand
(16) Knowingly delegates a perfusion duty to an unlicensed individual Revocation Reprimand
(17) Offers, undertakes, or agrees to cure or treat disease by a secret method, treatment, or medicine Revocation Reprimand
(18) Is disciplined by a licensing or disciplinary authority or is convicted or disciplined by a court of any state or country or is 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 this section Penalty comparable to what the Board imposes under equivalent Maryland ground for discipline Penalty equivalent to that imposed by original licensing authority if this is less than the Board sanction would be
(19) Fails to meet appropriate standards for the delivery of perfusion services Revocation Reprimand
(20) Knowingly submits false statements to collect fees for which services have not been provided Revocation Reprimand
(21) Has 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 the Board抯 disciplinary statutes; and has:
     (a) Surrendered the license, if any, issued by the state or country; or
     (b) Allowed the license, if any, issued by the state or country to expire or lapse
Penalty comparable to what the Board imposes under equivalent Maryland ground for discipline Penalty equivalent to that imposed by original licensing authority if this is less than the Board sanction would be
(22) Knowingly fails to report suspected child abuse in violation of Family Law Article, 񘕽04, Annotated Code of Maryland Revocation Reprimand
(23) Sells, prescribes, gives away, or administers drugs for illegal or illegitimate medical purposes Revocation Reprimand and 3 years of probation with practice oversight
(24) Practices or attempts to practice beyond the authorized scope of practice Revocation Suspension for 3 months
(25) Is convicted or pleads nolo contendere to a felony or to a crime involving moral turpitude, whether or not any appeal or other proceeding is pending to have the conviction or plea set aside Revocation Suspension for 3 months
(26) Refuses, withholds from, denies, or discriminates against an individual with regard to the provision of professional services for which the licensee is licensed and qualified to render because the individual is HIV positive Suspension for 1 year Reprimand
(27) Practices or attempts to practice a perfusion procedure or uses or attempts to use perfusion equipment if the applicant or licensee has not received education and training in the performance of the procedure or the use of the equipment Revocation Suspension for 3 months
(28) Fails to cooperate with a lawful investigation conducted by the Board Revocation Reprimand