1. The Maryland Health Care Commission (HCC) now offers a virtual Telehealth Readiness Assessment tool, which takes about 20 minutes to complete, for small practices to determine their readiness to implement or to grow their telehealth capabilities. The HCC also offers a Telehealth Implementation Program for Ambulatory Practices, in which interested practices partner with a coach to discuss technical requirements and clinical best practices, and to educate staff on telehealth issues.
2. As of March 11, 2021, the Maryland Board of Physicians (MBP) now offers an online application option for physicians who have completed the Federation of State Medical Board’s Uniform Application for initial medical licensure in Maryland. This online process does not replace the current MBP application, but it does streamline the process so providers seeking to practice in Maryland do not have to duplicate basic application information.
3. During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Maryland’s Governor Lawrence Hogan, Jr. issued an executive order that temporarily suspended all licensing renewal deadlines across professions, including health care providers. Governor Hogan recently issued a revised executive order that ends the extension, effective June 30, 2021. License holders must renew their license prior to that date to continue practicing.