.02 Definitions.

A. In this chapter, the following terms have the meanings indicated.

B. Terms Defined.

(1) "Continuing education" means additional professional education by means of academic course work, seminars, lectures, journal clubs, skills development, professional reading, independent learning, study groups, publications, research, professional presentations, case presentations, exhibits, posters, advanced certifications, and professional leadership or other forms of continuing professional education approved by the Board.

(2) "Continuing education unit" means a licensee's participation for 1 hour in an approved continuing education experience.

(3) "Renewal date" means the date upon which the license expires, as specified in the notice sent to the licensee by the Board in accordance with Health Occupations Article, §5-308(b), Annotated Code of Maryland.

(4) "Renewal period" means the 2-year period immediately before the renewal date.