Maryland Register

Issue Date:  December 21, 2018

Volume 45 • Issue 26 • Page 1267-1268

Title 10 


10.34.09 Fees

Authority: Health Occupations Article, §12-205, Annotated Code of Maryland

Notice of Proposed Action


     The Secretary of Health proposes to amend Regulation .02 under COMAR 10.34.09 Fees. This action was considered by the Board of Pharmacy at an open meeting held on July 18, 2018, notice of which was given by publication on the Board of Pharmacy website,, from July 13—18, 2018.

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this action is to eliminate an administrative fee when the Board of Pharmacy reviews a pharmacy technician training program that includes a didactic portion that is identical to a program which the Board of Pharmacy has previously approved. The fee is not necessary because no additional administrative resources are expended by the Board of Pharmacy.

Comparison to Federal Standards

There is no corresponding federal standard to this proposed action.

Estimate of Economic Impact

I. Summary of Economic Impact. Based on data from Fiscal Year 2018, the potential loss of fees to the Board, and the corresponding benefit to licensees, as a result of this change is not likely to exceed $300.



Revenue (R+/R-)


II. Types of Economic Impact.






A. On issuing agency:



B. On other State agencies:


C. On local governments:




Benefit (+)
Cost (-)




D. On regulated industries or trade groups:



E. On other industries or trade groups:


F. Direct and indirect effects on public:



III. Assumptions. (Identified by Impact Letter and Number from Section II.)

A. and D. The economic impact would be approximately $300 loss in fees to the Board and a benefit to the licensees in the same amount. This assumption is based on the fact that only two programs in the past year might have been affected by this change. (2 x $100 = $200). The calculation of a potential $300 impact allows for a variance of one additional fee.

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 Jake Whitaker, Acting Director, Office of Regulation and Policy Coordination, Maryland Department of Health, 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 January 22, 2019. A public hearing has not been scheduled.

.02 Fees.

The following fees are established by the Board:

A.—C. (text unchanged)

D. Pharmacy Technician Fees.

(1)—(2) (text unchanged)

(3) Pharmacy technician reinstatement fee — $45; [and]

(4) Review of pharmacy technician training programs submitted to the Board for approval — $100; and

(5) Review of pharmacy technician training programs submitted to the Board for approval that include a didactic portion that is comprised entirely of a didactic program that has already been approved by the Board  —  no charge.

D-1.—E. (text unchanged)

Secretary of Health