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Practitioner Profiles FAQ

 

1. Question: Why is the Board of Physicians creating a profile on each licensed physician? (back to top)
  Answer: During the 1999 Session of the Maryland General Assembly, Senate Bill 302 passed which requires the Board to create a profile on each licensed physician.
   
2. Question: What information will be provided on the profile? (back to top)
  Answer: The physician profile will include the following information:
 
  • Final disciplinary actions taken by the MBP.
  • Final disciplinary actions taken by another state board.
  • Medical school attended and the date of graduation.
  • Certification by the American Board of Medical Specialties and the American Osteopathic Association.
  • Hospital privileges
  • Primary practice setting.
  • Participation in Maryland Medical Assistance Program.
  • Medical malpractice information.
  • Criminal information.
  • Links to the American Medical Association (AMA) and Maryland Health Maintenance Organizations (HMO's).
   
3. Question: How did the Board retrieve the information provided on the profile? (back to top)
  Answer: The Board compiled the information from various sources including Board files, hospital reports and information reported on the physician's last renewal, initial, or reinstatement application.
   
4. Question: May a physician correct the initial profile? (back to top)
  Answer: The Board provides a mechanism for notification and prompt correction of any factual inaccuracies in a licensee's profile.
   
5. Question: If a physician corrects a profile, when will the profile be provided on the Internet? (back to top)
  Answer: The Board will update the profile within 10 business days after receipt of the corrected profile.
   
   
6. Question: What are the consequences for filing false information on the profile? (back to top)
  Answer: Providing false information may be grounds for discipline including denial, suspension or revocation of a physician's license.
   
   

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