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(a) Effect of Order.

(1) Generally. After the effective date of an order transferring an attorney to disability inactive status, the attorney (A) may not engage in any conduct prohibited to a disbarred or suspended attorney under Rule 19-741 (a), and (B) except as provided in subsection (a)(2) of this Rule, must perform the duties required by Rule 19-741 (c).

(2) If Attorney Unable to Comply With Rule 19-741 (c). If, due to the nature or severity of the attorney's incapacity, the attorney is unable to perform the duties required by Rule 19-741 (c) and satisfactory arrangements have not been made for the performance of those duties, Bar Counsel may seek (A) the appointment of a conservator pursuant to Rule 19-734, (B) the appointment of counsel pursuant to Rule 19-739 (h), or (C) both.

(b) Duties of Clerk. Upon the filing of the order, the Clerk of the Supreme Court shall take the actions specified in Rule 19-741 (a).

(c) Duties of Bar Counsel. Bar Counsel shall perform the duties specified in Rule 19-741 (d).

(d) Conditions on Reinstatement. In an order that places an attorney on inactive status, the Court may permit the attorney to apply for reinstatement after a minimum period of time and upon conditions specified in Rule 19-753.

(e) Other Provisions of Rule 19-741. The provisions of Rule 19-741 (f), (g), (h), and (i) shall apply with respect to an order entered under this Rule.

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