.21 Initial Licensure by Reciprocity.

A. Requirements. An applicant for initial licensure by reciprocity shall:

(1) Have an active, unrestricted license to practice naturopathic medicine in another jurisdiction that, at the time the applicant was licensed, had licensure requirements that were equivalent to or exceeded those set forth in Regulation .04A;

(2) Be in good standing under the laws of every jurisdiction where the individual is licensed; and

(3) Submit to a State and national criminal history records check in accordance with Health Occupations Article, §14-308.1, Annotated Code of Maryland.

B. Documentation. An applicant for initial licensure by reciprocity shall submit to the Board:

(1) An application for reciprocity on a form provided by the Board;

(2) The application fee as set by the Board;

(3) Evidence of compliance with §A of this regulation;

(4) A written attestation as provided in Regulation .05 of this chapter;

(5) Any additional documentation set forth in Regulation .06 of this chapter that is needed for the Board to evaluate an application;

(6) Any evidence relating to any disciplinary action taken or any administrative penalties assessed against the applicant by the appropriate state licensing, certification, or registration authority; and

(7) Any consent agreements into which the applicant entered that contain conditions placed on the applicant’s professional conduct and practice, including any voluntary surrender of a license.

C. The Board may not issue a license if the criminal history records information, pursuant to §A of this regulation, has not been received and reviewed.

D. After a license is issued, the licensee is subject to the Board’s jurisdiction and shall comply with all laws and regulations governing the practice of naturopathic medicine in the State.