Maryland Register
Issue Date:  November 13, 2015
Volume 42 • Issue 23• Page 1453
Title 10
10.27.22 Multistate Licensure Compact Regulations
Authority: Health Occupations Article, §§8-205(a)(1) and 8-7A-01―8-7A-05, Annotated Code of Maryland
Notice of Proposed Action
The Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene proposes to amend Regulation .02 under COMAR 10.27.22 Multistate Licensure Compact Regulations. This action was considered by the Board at its regular monthly meeting on August 25, 2015, notice of which was given by publication on the Board’s website on July 1 and August 1, 2015, pursuant to General Provisions Article, §3-302(c) Annotated Code of Maryland.
Statement of Purpose
The purpose of this action is to increase the length of time from 30 days to 90 days that an individual can work in Maryland on their home state compact license while applying for a Maryland compact license. The amendment conforms to the model rules for the Nurse Multistate Licensure Compact. The extra time allows for completion of an endorsement application and is an advantage to an applicant who is relocating from another compact state.
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 Phinney, Director, Office of Regulation and Policy Coordination, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 201 West Preston Street, Room 512, Baltimore, MD 21201, or call 410-767-6499 (TTY 800-735-2258), or email to, or fax to 410-767-6483. Comments will be accepted through December 14, 2015. A public hearing has not been scheduled.
.02 Issuance of a License in a Compact Party State.
A. (text unchanged)
B. A nurse changing primary state of residence, from one party state to another party state, may continue to practice under the former home state license and multistate licensure privilege during the processing of the nurse’s licensure application in the new home state for a period not to exceed [30] 90 days.
C. The licensure application in the new home state of a nurse under pending investigation by the former home state shall be held in abeyance, and the [30] 90-day period in §B of this regulation shall be stayed until resolution of the pending investigation.
D.—E. (text unchanged)
Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene