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3.15.2022 Inaccessibility of practitioners’ licensure information from Maryland Department of Health The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) experienced a network security incident on December 4, 2021, that made its network systems and practitioners’ licensing information inaccessible for primary source verification. The MDH reports that all disrupted licensing board systems were restored as of February 4, 2022. The MDH granted a grace period (with no expiration date) on practitioners’ licenses set to expire between November 2021 and February 2022, and issued temporary licenses to affected practitioners whose licenses will expire June 2022.

How will NCQA evaluate affected practitioners’ files?

For Maryland practitioners credentialed between December 2021 and February 2022, NCQA will not penalize organizations on inability to verify licensure due to the MDH network security incident. NCQA accepts the MDH’s grace period on licensure expirations and accepts temporary licenses issued by the MDH and will consider them current and valid. Organizations should adhere to guidance provided by MDH and document the guidance in the affected practitioners’ credentialing files.

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