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POSTED 4/23/2013 - RULE MAKING PROJECT: Revision of COMAR 10.43.01 et seq (Chiropractic & Massage Regulations)
The Board of Examiners Regulations Subcommittee has been engaged in a lengthy review project regarding its chiropractic and massage regulations; 3 public meetings were held (advertised online and in MD Register). The Subcommittee has arrived at an initial draft; major substantive revisions include liberalizing CEU course submission/review requirements for both chiropractic and massage therapy, and defining record keeping requirements for massage therapists. This first draft will be reviewed by the Board at the May 9th General Session Meeting. Upon approval, any final revisions will be made and final review and vote will be taken at a June 20th General Session Meeting, Room 100, 4201 Patterson Ave., Balt., MD. Upon final approval, the rule making proposal must be submitted to DHMH for review and will subsequently be printed in the MD Register for general public comments in accordance with DHMH guidelines.
POSTED 2/22/2012 - CAs MUST REGISTER FOR THEIR DIDACTIC COURSE AS PART OF THE HIRING PROCESS
The Board notes that in the past year, numerous Chiropractors hired CA applicants, using them for 1 year, and then discharging them without the applicant taking any steps to register for or attend CA didactic training. COMMENCING IMMEDIATELY, A PROSPECTIVE APPLICANT MUST TAKE STEPS TO REGISTER WITH A CA TRAINING PROGRAM IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE NOTIFICATION OF EMPLOYMENT IS APPROVED BY THE BOARD. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN TERMINATION FROM THE CA TRAINING PROGRAM.
POSTED 1/5/2012 - PROPOSED REGULATORY ACTION BY DHMH SECRETARY
The Secretary of DHMH, Joshua Sharfstein, M.D., is proposing sanctioning guidelines for all health occupations boards. The sanctioning guidelines are intended to assist all boards in their administrative duties in hearing discipline cases and in determining effective, consistent, and fair disciplinary sanctions Significantly, ALL health occupations boards are required to promulgate sanctioning guidelines. The proposed regulatory guidelines for chiropractors, chiropractic assistants and massage therapists will be reflected in COMAR 10.43.16.01-06. The proposed regulation is anticipated to be published in the 01/27/2012 Maryland Register. All further information regarding processes, including submitting comments or questions may be found in that publication."