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State Agencies

Ruth C. Allen, 1983; Judith R. Gettleman, 1985;
Edith B. Kaup, 1984; Margaret Resnick, 1984;
Steven M. Stoltenberg, 1985; Anne M. O'Brien,

201 W. Preston Street
Baltimore 21201 Telephone: 383-2709

The State Board of Electrologists Examiners
was created by Chapter 851, Acts of 1978, as
amended by Chapter 715, Acts of 1979. The
Board consists of five registered electrologists and
two public members who serve three-year terms.
Upon recommendation of the Secretary of Health
and Mental Hygiene, the Governor appoints
members of the Board with the advice and con-
sent of the Senate.

The Board adopts and revises standards of
electrology practice performed by registered elec-
trologists and prescribes standards for education-
al programs that prepare persons for licensure.
The Board examines, licenses, and renews the li-
censes of qualified applicants. The Board also
conducts hearings on charges calling for disci-
pline of a licensed electrologist by penalty, denial,
revocation, or suspension of a license, and causes
the prosecution of all persons in violation of the
Electrologist Practice Act (Code Health Occupa-
tions Article, Title 5). The Board reports annually
to the Governor and to the Secretary of Health
and Mental Hygiene, and evaluates all areas con-
cerning the practice of electrology in the State, in-
cluding unscrupulous principles and fraudulent


President: Daniel I. Welliver, M.D., 1986
Vice-President: Karl F. Mech, M.D., 1984

Chris Papadopoulos, M.D., 1983; Thomas M.
Wilson, M.D., 1983; C. Van Velsor Wolf, 1983;
Salvatore Donohue, M.D., 1984; John E.
Adams, M.D., 1985; C. Earl Hill, M.D., 1985;
Arthur T. Keefe, M.D., 1986.

201 W. Preston Street
Baltimore 21201 Telephone: 383-2020

The practice of medicine was first regulated in
Maryland by Chapter 429, Acts of 1888, which
required that the State Board of Health license all
physicians. By Chapter 296, Acts of 1892, the
General Assembly created two Boards of Medical
Examiners to carry on this function, one to repre-
sent the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty and the
other the State Homeopathic Society. The Legis-
lature of 1957 abolished the Homeopathic Board.
The practice of medicine in Maryland is now reg-

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ulated by one Board, composed of ten members.
Eight physician members are elected from and by
the members of the Medical and Chirurgical Fac-
ulty (State Medical Society). Two of these mem-
bers are elected each year to serve four-year
terms. All members must be in active practice in
the State. The two remaining members are
consumers who cannot have been trained in medi-
cine or have financial interests in a related field.
Consumer members are appointed by the Gover-
nor on recommendation of the Secretary of the
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene with
the advice and consent of the Senate (Code
Health Occupations Article, Title 14).

The Board tests and licenses physicians for the
practice of medicine in the State and for certain
causes may revoke the license of any physician.
Candidates for licenses must be graduates of
medical schools approved by the American Medi-
cal Association and the Association of American
Medical Colleges or of foreign medical schools
that offer an equivalent education. All graduates
of foreign medical schools who apply must pass
the examination given by the Educational Council
for Foreign Medical Graduates. The Board deter-
mines qualifications for practice by the FLEX ex-
amination (Federal Licensing Examination), en-
dorsement of licenses obtained in a reciprocating
state, or endorsement of a certificate of the Na-
tional Board of Medical Examiners. FLEX exam-
inations are held in June and December of each

The Board also regulates the practice of medi-
cine without a license by physicians' assistants,
psychiatrists' asssistants, cardiac rescue techni-
cians, aviation trauma technicians, unlicensed
medical practitioners in approved medical train-
ing programs, and acupuncturists.

Since 1967 the Board of Medical Examiners
has licensed certain osteopaths on the basis of en-
dorsement, depending upon their qualifications
(Code Health Occupations Article, sec. 14-310).

Subject to the evaluation and reestablishment
provisions of the Regulatory Programs Evalua-
tion Act (sunset law) of 1978, authorization for
the Board continues until July 1, 1989 (Chapter
626, Acts of 1982).

Acupuncture Advisory Council

Ralph Coan, M.D., 1984; Diane Connelly, Ph.D.,
1984; Robert M. Duggan, 1984; Warren M.
Ross, M.D., 1984; Grace Wong, M.D., 1984.

The Acupuncture Advisory Council was
established by Chapter 644, Acts of 1982. The
Council consists of five members appointed by
the Governor. Of the five members, two are li-


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