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Maryland Code, Health Occupations § 8-308

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<This section subject to suspension by the Maryland Board of Nursing under Order of the Governor.  See 47:7 Maryland Register 378 (March 27, 2020).>

(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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