10.43.15.01

.01 Scope.

A. This chapter shall be used by the Board and the Maryland Office of Administrative Hearings as a framework for imposing discipline.

B. The Board and the Maryland Office of Administrative Hearings shall take into consideration a range of activity within certain types of conduct rather than assigning particular sanctions to each specific violation.

C. The Board shall complete a worksheet for each complaint considered by the Board that is not initially closed.

D. The Board is aware that there may be conduct by a licensee that does not fall squarely within a particular guideline contained in Regulation .06 of this chapter. In that event the Board will so indicate on the worksheet and use its best judgment to determine the appropriate sanction.

E. The Board and the Maryland Office of Administrative Hearings shall make determinations that maximize the protection of the publicís health while maintaining the rights of licensees.