Issue Date: October 4, 2013
Volume 40 • Issue 20 • Page 1677
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE
Subtitle 44 BOARD OF DENTAL EXAMINERS
10.44.22 Continuing Education
Authority: Health Occupations Article, §4-205, Annotated Code of Maryland
Notice of Proposed Action
The Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene proposes to amend Regulation .04 under COMAR 10.44.22 Continuing Education. This action was considered by the Board of Dental Examiners at a public meeting held on August 7, 2013, notice of which was given under the Notice of Public Meetings link on the Board’s website pursuant to State Government Article, §10-506(c), Annotated Code of Maryland.
Statement of Purpose
The purpose of this action is to alter the year on which dentists will be required to complete a 2-hour Board-approved continuing education course in proper prescribing and disposal of prescription drugs as a condition of license renewal from 2014 to 2015.
Comparison to Federal Standards
There is no corresponding federal standard to this proposed action.
Estimate of Economic Impact
The proposed action has no economic impact.
Economic Impact on Small Businesses
The proposed action has minimal or no economic impact on small businesses.
Impact on Individuals with Disabilities
The proposed action has no impact on individuals with disabilities.
Opportunity for Public Comment
Comments may be sent to Michele A. Phinney, Director, Office of Regulation and Policy Coordination, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 201 W. Preston Street, Room 512, Baltimore, MD 21201, or call 410-767-6499 TTY 800-735-2258, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax to 410-767-6483. Comments will be accepted through November 4, 2013. A public hearing has not been scheduled.
A.—D. (text unchanged)
D-1. A dentist seeking renewal in  2015 and thereafter shall complete a 2-hour Board-approved course on proper prescribing and disposal of prescription drugs. This course shall count toward the 30 full hours of required continuing education.
E.—I. (text unchanged)
JOSHUA M. SHARFSTEIN, M.D.
Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene