Maryland Code, Health Occupations § 8-308
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(a) Subject to subsection (c) of this section, the Board shall license any applicant who meets the requirements for a license as:
(1) A registered nurse under this title; or
(2) A licensed practical nurse under this title.
(b)(1) The Board shall:
(i) Issue each new licensee a license number and registration certificate that indicates that the initial license was issued by the Board; and
(ii) Electronically record each license in the Board's database and on the Board's Web site.
(2) Each license shall include:
(i) Any expiration date;
(ii) The type of license; and
(iii) Any certification.
(c)(1) On receipt of the criminal history record information of an applicant for licensure or certification forwarded to the Board in accordance with § 8-303 of this subtitle, in determining whether to grant a license or a certificate, the Board shall consider:
(i) The age at which the crime was committed;
(ii) The circumstances surrounding the crime;
(iii) The length of time that has passed since the crime;
(iv) Subsequent work history;
(v) Employment and character references; and
(vi) Other evidence that demonstrates whether the applicant poses a threat to the public health or safety.
(2)(i) Except as provided in subparagraph (ii) of this paragraph, the Board may not issue a license or a certificate if the criminal history record information required under § 8-303 of this subtitle has not been received.
(ii) The Board may grant a 90-day extension of a temporary license pending receipt of criminal history record information.
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