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Licensing Information Continuing Education News from the Board


Reinstatement of an Expired License

For information regarding the reinstatement of a license that has been expired for five or more years please click here.

 

Suspicion of Child Abuse/Neglect - Health Care Providers Are Mandated Reporters
 
The Maryland Family Law Article requires health care practioners to report suspicion of child abuse and child neglect.
 
To report abuse:
 
In Baltimore City call the police at 911 or Child Protective Services at 410-361-2235;
 
In Baltimore County call Child Protective Services at 410-853-3000;
 
In all other counties call 800-332-6347.
 
 
 

ASHA Certification Not Required

For Medicare Billing

 
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has determined that a licensed speech-language pathologist does not need to be certifed by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association to be eligible to bill for Medicare.
 
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services is review all federal regulations to ensure that no confusion exists regarding this topic.
 
This Board has nor jurisdiction in billing matters unless fraud has been committed.  Accordingly, any questions and need for clarification regarding Medicare billing and ASHA certification should be directed to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and ASHA. 
 


Changes to HAD Examination Process

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The examination process for limited licensees in hearing aid dispensing changed effective January 2014.
 
For more infrormation on the examination process for limited licensees in hearing aid dispensing please click here.

MDResponds 

MDResponds is a a web-based system where licensed health care professionals in Maryland can volunteer to assist in the aftermath of a disaster, emergency, public health crisis or with other public health needs. 

MDResponds is administered by the Department of Health and Mental Hygine, Office of Preparedness and Response

For more information about MDResponds click here.


FDA Consumer Warning - Simply Thick

The FDA has issued a warning to consumers regarding the use of Simply Thick - this information is also of interest to speech-language pathologists that may have patients that use Simply Thick.


 

To read the FDA's warning to consumers please click here

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