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Tincup
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New Maryland Doctor Protection Bill for 2020

https://sites.google.com/site/lymelegislation/2020-maryland-bills

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Very thorough and very interesting!!!

Here is an overlook from the description of the law, with the line #'s removed and some spacing to make for easier reading:

http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/2020RS/bills/sb/sb0103F.pdf

FOR the purpose of prohibiting a health occupations board from disciplining a certain health care practitioner under certain circumstances because of the health care practitioner’s use of a certain diagnostic evaluation or treatment of a patient;

authorizing a health occupations board to discipline a certain health carepractitioner if the board makes a certain determination;

prohibiting a health occupations board from using the use of a certain drug, device, biological product, or method as the basis for disciplining a certain health care practitioner;

prohibiting a health occupations board, under certain circumstances, from finding that a certain health care practitioner violated any record–keeping,

billing, or other regulatory requirements for acts or omissions that arise from professional differences of opinion;

prohibiting certain standards for coordination of care or referral to a medical specialist, or other standards of managing patient care, from being higher for acertain health care practitioner than for any other health care practitioner;

prohibiting an official, employee, or agent of the State from blocking or attempting to block a patient’s access to certain diagnostic or treatment methods under certain circumstances;

requiring, except under certain circumstances, that a certain panel
of peer reviewers include at least one reviewer with certain training, competence, and experience in certain methods; requiring that a certain panel of peer reviewers in certain cases include, under certain circumstances, at least one reviewer withcertain training, competence, and experience in integrative medicine;

prohibiting a certain board from disciplining a licensee or certificate holder in a certain standard of care case except under certain circumstances;

defining a certain term;

and generally relating to disciplinary actions for diagnostic evaluation and treatment of patients.

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