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August 2005 NOTICES

 

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August 31SUBPOENA PROCESS REVISED/Update – NEW FORMS
Effective immediately, due to the requirements of recent legislation, the Commission has revised its subpoena process dealing with requests for medical records. A party requesting a subpoena for medical records, must complete the WCC subpoena form and send the original and a copy to WCC for processing. After issuing the subpoena, the WCC will return the original to the requesting party for service. Before mailing a copy of the subpoena to the injured worker and counsel, the requesting party must also complete a new WCC Form (H-08/NOI), “Notice of Intent to Subpoena Medical Records & Certificate of Service” (“Notice of Intent”). Only the Certification of Service should be signed (not the “30-day Certification” statement). The requesting party shall include a copy of the Notice of Intent form when mailing the subpoena to the injured worker and counsel. Once 30 days from the mailing date has passed, and no objection has been filed, the requesting party shall complete the “30 Day Certification” & serve a copy of the fully executed Notice of Intent with the original subpoena on the healthcare provider from whom the records are being requested. A copy of the fully executed Notice of Intent and the subpoena shall be mailed to the WCC for filing in the claim file.
The new forms & revised procedures are posted to our FORMS & INSTRUCTIONS page (link).
August 30

The Workers' Compensation Commission and State offices are closed Monday, September 5th in observance of Labor Day. No telephone or email/web support are available. We open for business at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, September 6, 2005.

August 29SUBPOENA PROCESS REVISED – NEW FORMS
Effective immediately, due to the requirements of recent legislation, the Commission has revised its subpoena process dealing with requests for medical records. A party requesting a subpoena for medical records, must complete the WCC subpoena form and send the original and a copy to WCC for processing. After issuing the subpoena, the WCC will return the original to the requesting party for service. Before mailing a copy of the subpoena to the injured worker and counsel, the requesting party must also complete a new WCC Form (H-08/NOI), “Notice of Intent to Subpoena Medical Records & Certificate of Service” (“Notice of Intent”). Only the Certification of Service should be signed (not the “30-day Certification” statement). The requesting party shall include a copy of the Notice of Intent form when mailing the subpoena to the injured worker and counsel. Once 30 days from the mailing date has passed, the requesting party shall complete the “30 Day Certification” & serve a copy of the fully executed Notice of Intent with the subpoena on the healthcare provider from whom the records are being requested. A copy of the fully executed Notice of Intent and the subpoena shall be mailed to the WCC for filing in the claim file.
The new forms & procedures are posted to our FORMS & INSTRUCTIONS page (link).
August 19On June 23, 2005 , the Workers' Compensation Commission proposed to amend  Regulation .01 under COMAR 14.09.03 (Guide of Medical and Surgical Fees).  This action was taken at a public meeting, notice of which was given by publication, pursuant to State Government Article 10-506, Annotated Code of Maryland.  The proposed amendments will publish in the August 19, 2005 issue of the Maryland Register.  Final Action on these proposed changes will be considered at a public meeting on October 13, 2005  at 9:00 am in the 7th Floor (Executive) Conference Room, Workers' Compensation Commission, 10 East Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD.
No public comments will be taken at the public meeting on October 13, 2005.
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August 1

Commission Staff Development Day is Monday, August 1, 2005.  No hearings are scheduled, public services are available at our Baltimore City office with essential staff.  Telephone & email response time may be affected.  We apologize for any inconvenience.