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Board appoints the executive secretary. The mem-
bership includes four individuals who are actively
engaged in the management and operation of a
nursing home, four persons other than nursing
home administrators who are actively engaged in
professions concerned with the care of the aged
and the chronically ill, and one member
appointed from the general public who is not en-
gaged in the management, ownership, operation,
or supervision of any nursing home or hospital.

"The Board establishes reasonable fees for the is-
suance of licenses and biennial registrations and
enforces standards. It also develops appropriate
techniques and procedures for the issuance of
licenses and, if necessary, may establish
procedures for the revocation or suspension of any
license. In addition, the Board establishes rules
and regulations for its operation and conducts a
continuing study of nursing homes and
administrators of nursing homes. "The Board
arranges for examinations to be held at times and
places to be determined by it and determines the
subjects to be included in examinations for licen-
sure as well as the training program necessary for
prospective administrators (Code 1957, Art. 43,
sees. 768-780).


Bonnie Moy, 1979; Thomas Filip, 1980; Charlotte
Seltser, 1980; Carole Hays, 1981.

By Chapter 909, Acts of 1978, the Board of
Occupational Therapy Practice was created with-
in the Department of Health and Mental Hy-
giene. The Board consists of five members
appointed by the Governor on the recommenda-
tion of the Secretary of Health and Mental Hy-
giene from nominees submitted by the Maryland
Occupational Therapy Association. The Board
includes three licensed occupational therapists,
one licensed occupational therapy assistant, and
one public member who is not an occupational
therapist or occupational therapy assistant.
Members serve for three-year terms.

The Board administers, coordinates, and
enforces the provisions of the Maryland Occupa-
tional Therapy Practice Act (Chapter 909, Acts
of 1978), evaluates the qualifications of applicants
for licensure, and supervises the examinations of
applicants. It keeps a current list of licensed oc-
cupational therapists and occupational therapy
assistants, adopts rules and regulations to carry
out provisions of the law, and keeps records and
minutes as necessary for the orderly dispatch of


President: Bernard E. Rothman, O.D., 1981
Secretary: Marna L. Oetz, O.D., 1981

tester Caplan, O.D., 1979; James Poland, O.D.,
1979; William A. Barnett, O.D., 1981

201 W. Preston Street
Baltimore 21201 Telephone: 383-6461

This Board, created by Chapter 652, Acts of
1914, consists of five persons appointed by the
Governor upon the recommendation of the Secre-
tary of Health and Mental Hygiene for four-year
terms from a list endorsed by the Maryland Asso-
ciation of Optometrists. The Board administers the
optometry laws of the State and regulates the prac-
tice of optometry. It examines, licenses, and
registers. The credentials of the applicant must
comply with standards set by the Board. For just
cause the Board may revoke any certificate of reg-
istration or examination (Code 1957, Art. 43, sees.


President: Robert B. Liskey, D.O., 1981

Lawrence R. Bower, D.O., 1979; Joseph C. Snyder,
D.O., 1979; Joseph W. Lindstrom, D.O., 1981.

Secretary: Ernest R. MacDonald, D.O., 1981

1510 Gordon Cove Road
Annapolis 21403 Telephone: 268-1946

The Board of Osteopathic Examiners,
established by Chapter 786, Acts of 1914,
consists of five members appointed by the Gover-
nor upon the recommendation of the Secretary of
Health and Mental Hygiene for three-year terms
from a full list of members in good standing of
the Maryland Osteopathic Association (Code
1957, Art. 43, sees. 467-80).

The Maryland Board of Osteopathic Examiners
investigates the credentials of an applicant for
permission to practice osteopathy within the State
and issues or refuses licenses. It holds two
meetings each year to examine those applicants
whose credentials will not warrant issuing of a li-
cense through the Previous Practice or Reciproci-
ty Acts. The Board cooperates with municipal
and State officials in enforcing the laws regulating
the practice.

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