Issue Date: December 21, 2018
Volume 45 • Issue 26 • Page 1267-1268
MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Subtitle 34 BOARD OF
Occupations Article, §12-205, Annotated Code of Maryland
Notice of Proposed
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,
http://health.maryland.gov/pharmacy/Pages/index.aspx, 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
There is no corresponding federal standard to this proposed
Estimate of Economic
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.
II. Types of Economic Impact.
A. On issuing agency:
B. On other State agencies:
C. On local governments:
D. On regulated industries or
E. On other industries or trade
F. Direct and indirect effects on
Assumptions. (Identified by Impact Letter
and Number from Section II.)
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
The proposed action has minimal or no economic impact on small
Impact on Individuals
The proposed action has no impact on individuals with
Opportunity for Public
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 email@example.com, or fax to 410-767-6483.
Comments will be accepted through January 22, 2019. A public hearing has not
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)
ROBERT R. NEALL
Secretary of Health
201 W. Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2399
(410) 767-6500 or 1-877-463-3464