HARRY HUGHES, Governor
(b) At least 1 month before the license expires, the Board
shall send to the licensee, by first class mail to the last known
address of the licensee, a renewal notice that states:
(1) The date on which the current license expires;
(2) The date by which the renewal application must be
received by the Board for the renewal to be issued and mailed
before the license expires; and
(3) The amount of the renewal fee.
(c) Before the license expires, the licensee periodically
may renew it for an additional 2-year term, if the licensee:
(1) Otherwise is entitled to be licensed;
(2) Pays to the Board a renewal fee of $50; and
(3) Submits to the Board:
(I) [a] A renewal application on the form that
the Board requires; AND
(II) SATISFACTORY EVIDENCE OF COMPLIANCE WITH
THE CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS SET UNDER THIS SUBTITLE FOR
(d) The Board shall renew the license of and issue a
renewal certificate to each licensee who meets the requirements
of this section.
(A) EXCEPT AS PERMITTED IN SUBSECTIONS (B) AND (C) OF THIS
SECTION, THE BOARD MAY NOT RENEW THE LICENSE AND ISSUE A
CERTIFICATE OF RENEWAL TO ANY PHARMACIST UNTIL THE PHARMACIST
PRESENTS EVIDENCE OF HAVING COMPLETED 30 HOURS OF APPROVED
CONTINUING PHARMACEUTICAL EDUCATION WITHIN THE PRECEDING 2 YEARS.
(B) THE BOARD MAY RENEW THE LICENSE AND ISSUE A CERTIFICATE
OF RENEWAL TO A PHARMACIST WHO PRESENTS ACCEPTABLE EVIDENCE THAT
THE PHARMACIST WAS UNABLE TO COMPLY WITH SUBSECTION (A) OF THIS
SECTION DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND THE PHARMACIST'S CONTROL.
(C) THE BOARD MAY RENEW THE LICENSE AND ISSUE A CERTIFICATE
OF RENEWAL FOR THE FIRST RENEWAL PERIOD FOLLOWING THE ISSUANCE OF
THE ORIGINAL LICENSE WITHOUT REQUIRING A PHARMACIST TO COMPLETE
ANY CONTINUING PHARMACEUTICAL EDUCATION, IF THE PHARMACIST
OBTAINS A LICENSE WITHIN 1 YEAR OF THE COMPLETION OF THE
PHARMACIST'S PHARMACEUTICAL EDUCATION.
(D) THE BOARD SHALL EVALUATE AND APPROVE PROGRAMS OF
CONTINUING PHARMACEUTICAL EDUCATION SUBMITTED TO THE BOARD BY THE
PERSON WHO INTENDS TO OFFER THE PROGRAM.