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July 2003 NOTICES


July 30The GUIDE FORM for PROPOSED FINAL COMPROMISE & SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT, WCC# H-07 has been revised.  Use Adjudication/Claims > Forms and Instructions navigation to access WCC forms.
July 29The Workers' Compensation Commission held an open meeting to take final action on amendments to Regulation .25 under COMAR 14.09.01 (Procedural Regulations) and Regulations .01 through .06 under COMAR 14.09.08 (Open Meetings) on July 24, 2003. The proposed amendments were adopted and will be published in the August 8, 2003 issue of the MD Register. The regulations become effective August 18, 2003
July 14Note: The WCC Settlement Affidavit (required form) has been revised effective 7/10/03.  Use Adjudication/Claims > Forms and Instructions navigation.
July 14MD Compensation Rates:
Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) 2004:
Section 9-638 of the Labor and Employment Article provides for an annual cost of living adjustment (COLA) for compensation paid under Subtitle V to covered employees with a permanent total disability.  The COLA provision became effective January 1, 1988 and is only payable for an accidental injury or occupational disease sustained on or after January 1, 1988.  The cost of living adjustment that will become effective on January 1, 2004 is 1.6%.  Use Adjudication/Claims > MD Compensation Rates navigation to print the PDF document covering 1988-2004.
Mileage Reimbursement: 

The mileage reimbursement rate remains $0.34 per mile for FY 2004, as stated by the Maryland Department of Budget & Management.
July 12The Commission will hold an open meeting to discuss the MD WCC Medical Fee Guide On Wednesday, July 16, 2003 at 3:00 p.m. in the Executive Conference Room, 7th floor, 10 East Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD  21202. There will be no discussion or comments from the public at this meeting.
July 11Workers' Compensation Appeals updated.  Use Adjudication/Claims  > Courts of Appeals navigation above.