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Discription of Violation
  
1A-30912/6/1999Suspended 30 daysLicense is in good standing
(3) Is guilty of immoral or unprofessional conduct in the practice of acupuncture;
(10) Willfully makes or files a false report or record in the practice of acupuncture;
  
§§ 1A-4019/11/2007Probation1 YearLicense is in good standing
Practicing without a license
  
1A-3094/16/2012Probation24 monthsLicense is in good standing
(7) Been convicted or pled guilt to a felony or to a crime involving moral turpitude. 
  
1A-3095/13/2014Stayed 90 day suspension and  probation1 YearProbation
 § 1A-309           
(3) Is guilty of immoral or unprofessional conduct in the practice of  acupuncture;
(16) Commits any act of gross negligence, incompetence; or misconduct in the practice of acupuncture
(17) Engages in a course of conduct that is inconsistent with generally  accepted professional standards in the practice of acupuncture.
COMAR 10 .26.03.
.05 Professional Boundaries.
A. (1) Maintain professional boundaries, even when the patient initiates crossing the boundaries of the professional relationship;
(2) Respect and maintain professional boundaries and respect the patient's reasonable expectation of  professional conduct; and
(3) If the licensee and the patient mutually desire a personal relationship, immediately terminate the professional relationship, make an appropriate referral to another health care practitioner, and wait before engaging in such a relationship for a time when it is reasonably certain that the professional relationship  has no influence on the personal relationship.
  
1A-309 8/29/2000Suspended 1 yearNon- renewed
Is guilty of immoral or unprofessional conduct in the practice of acupuncture;
  
1A-309 9/9/1997RevokedNon-renewed
2) Fraudulently or deceptively:
(i) Uses a license; or
(ii) Solicits or advertises;
(3) Is guilty of immoral or unprofessional conduct in the practice of acupuncture;
(4) Is professionally, physically, or mentally incompetent;
(5) Provides professional services while:
(i) Under the influence of alcohol; or
(ii) Using any narcotic or controlled dangerous substance, as defined in § 5-101 of the Criminal Law Article, or other drug
that is in excess of therapeutic amounts or without a valid medical indication;
Willfully makes or files a false report or record in the practice of acupuncture;
  
§§ 1A-309    10/27/2011Suspended  18 monthsLicense is in good standing
(3)Is guilty of immoral or unprofessional conduct in the practice of acupuncture;
(6) “Knowingly violates any provision of this title or any rule or regulation of the Board adopted under this title,
(16) “Commits any act of gross negligence, incompetence, or misconduct in the practice of acupuncture”), 1A-309(17) (Engages in a course of conduct that is inconsistent with generally accepted professional standards in the practice of acupuncture”, and
COMAR 10.26.03.05B “The licensee may not…[e]ngage in a sexually intimate act with a patient”.
  
1A-309 5/14/2009Suspended 18 monthsNon- renewed
(3) Is guilty of immoral or unprofessional conduct in the practice of acupuncture;
  
1A-309 11/30/2003Suspended 3 yearsNon- renewed
(4) Is professionally, physically, or mentally incompetent;
(5) Provides professional services while:
(7) Is convicted of or pleads guilty or nolo contendere to a felony or to a crime involving moral turpitude,
whether or not any appeal or other proceeding is pending to have the conviction or plea set aside;
(16)Commits any act of gross negligence, incompetence, or misconduct in the practice of acupuncture;
COMAR 10.26.03.03 C (1), (2), (8), (9), (10); D (3), (4)
10.26.03.04 A (4); B (3)
10.26.03.07 A (1); B
10.26.03.08 B (1), (7)
  
1A-30910/2/2007ReprimandedLicense is in good standing
(8) Practices acupuncture with an unauthorized person or assists an unauthorized person in the practice of acupuncture
  
1A-309 2/27/2008Reprimanded 2 yrs. License is in good standing
(3) Is guilty of immoral or unprofessional conduct in the practice of acupuncture;
(16) Commits any act of gross negligence, incompetence, or misconduct in the practice of acupuncture;
  
1A-309 6/15/2010Probation 1 yearLicense is in good standing
(17) acted in an unprofessional manner in the practice of acupuncture
  
1A-309 5/8/2001Suspended Suspended License is in good standing
(3) Is guilty of immoral or unprofessional conduct in the practice of acupuncture;
  
1A-309 6/17/2003Suspended6 monthsLicense is in good standing
(3)Is guilty of immoral or unprofessional conduct in the practice of acupuncture;
(Violation of 05/08/2001 Consent Order)
  
§§ 1A-3099/12/2011Denied Licensuren/aNot Licensed
(2) Is guilty of immoral or unprofessional conduct in the practice of acupuncture;
(3); and engaging in conduct that is inconsistent with generally accepted professional standards in the practice of acupuncture (16) “Commits any act of gross negligence, incompetence, or misconduct in the practice of acupuncture”), 1A-309(17) (Engages in a course of conduct that is inconsistent with generally accepted professional standards in the practice of acupuncture”, and
COMAR 10.26.03.05B “The licensee may not…[e]ngage in a sexually intimate act with a patient”.
  
1A-3094/1/2004Suspended6 monthsLicense is in good standing
(3) Is guilty of immoral or unprofessional conduct in the practice of acupuncture;
  
1A-309 5/8/2001Suspended 1 yearLicense is in good standing
(3) IIs guilty of immoral or unprofessional conduct in the practice of acupuncture;
  
1A-309 10/27/2004ReprimandedLicense is in good standing
(3) Is guilty of immoral or unprofessional conduct in the practice of acupuncture
(10) Willfully makes or files a false report or record in the practice of acupuncture; 
  
Md. Code Ann., Health Occ. § 1A-309(17)1/14/2014Reprimanded Completion of board approved supervisionLicense is in good standing
Engaged in a course of conduct that is inconsistent with generally accepted professional standards in the practice of acupuncture, and violated 
  
1A-3091/14/2003ReprimandedLicense is in good standing
(8) Practices acupuncture with an unauthorized person or assists an unauthorized person in the practice of acupuncture
  
1A-30911/10/1998Suspended 1 yearNon-renewed
(7) IIs convicted of or pleads guilty or nolo contendere to a felony or to a crime involving moral turpitude, whether
or not any appeal or other proceeding is pending to have the conviction or plea set aside
  
1A-3093/10/2009Reprimanded 2 yearsLicense is in good standing
(3) Is guilty of immoral or unprofessional conduct in the practice of acupuncture;
(6) Knowingly violates any provision of this title or any rule or regulation of the Board adopted under this title, to wit:
COMAR 10.26.03.03C A licensee shall: (5) At all times respect the patient’s dignity, autonomy and privacy;
COMAR 10.26.03.03D A licensee may not: (2) Knowingly engage in or condone behavior which is fraudulent, dishonest, or deceitful,
or involves moral turpitude;
COMAR 10.26.03.04A A licensee shall: (4) Maintain a written record of treatment of the patient under the licensee’s care for at least 5 years
after the termination of treatment; 
18) Engages in a course of conduct that is inconsistent with generally an accepted professional standards in
the practice of acupuncture.