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The Commission & State offices
are closed Monday, February 15,
2010 in observance of
Notice of Proposed Action COMAR 14.09.05 Vocational Rehabilitation
The Workers' Compensation Commission proposes to: (1) Repeal
Regulation .20 under COMAR 14.09.01 Procedural Regulations; and (2)
Amend Regulations .01 and .04—.07 and adopt new Regulations .08—.12
under COMAR 14.09.05 Vocational Rehabilitation Practitioners. The
purpose of this action is to clarify the procedures for obtaining
vocational rehabilitation services, and the standards of practice
for vocational rehabilitation service practitioners.
A public hearing has not been scheduled. Final action on the
proposal will be considered by Workers' Compensation Commission
during a public meeting to be held on March 25, 2009 at 9:00 a.m.,
at 10 E. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21202.
Additional information is posted
Regulatory Changes page.
Emergency Amendments to COMAR 14.09.01: Regulations .01 and .19
concerning compliance with the guidelines issued by the Centers for
Medicare and Medicaid Services with regard to the settlement of
future medical benefits are effective January 4, 2010.
A training session will be held on Thursday, February 25th at 1:30
PM at the Workers' Compensation Commission, 10 E. Baltimore St.,
Room 409, Baltimore, MD, 21202. Space is limited; if you would like
to attend this session,
please send us an email or telephone your reservation details -
(410) 864-5315, no later than Monday, February 22nd.
Available materials are are
Adobe PDF (link) and
MS PowerPoint (link) from our initial trainings and additional
questions contributed from attendees
(Additional Questions PDF).
Note: All Commission 2010 Medical Fee Guide (MFG) materials are
complete and available from the
MFG Info page.
Updated Notice/form - the Notification to Insurer for Contesting
Claim C40D/C40R is updated; claimant Social Security numbers are not
displayed on the form. The C40 is not a conventional form but
a Notice from the Commission requesting a response from the insurer
in a claim. The outgoing Notice and WebForm are included; the
response also requires the provision of the adjuster's contact
information where indicated.|
Hearings in La Plata and Beltsville are canceled due to inclement
Updated forms - PDF and WebForms:
Request to Enter Appearance of Counsel C24R, Request to Enter
Appearance of Counsel for Employer/Insurer C26R, and Request to
Strike Appearance of Counsel C25R are updated. Please assure that
you are using the most current form if you are not an Online
Services subscriber. See our
Forms & Instructions page for the updated version|