UPDATE March 26, 2020: In
concert with Governor Hogan’s recent Executive Orders and Chief
Judge Barbera’s Emergency Administrative Order of March 25,
2020, the Commission is canceling all dockets that were
previously scheduled through May 1. Our offices will remain
closed to the public through that date, as well, but a very
limited group of staff will continue working onsite. The
remainder of our team will be working from home.
that are postponed will be reset on a priority basis beginning
May 4, 2020, upon return to normal operations. It is our
intention to set morning and afternoon dockets when the
Commission resumes regular hearings. Due consideration will be
given all circumstances regarding whether the claims are ready
to be held.
Emergency hearings will be scheduled as
needed in the interim. EHR forms must be filed, but preferably
with the WCC electronic filing system (WFMS). Commissioners will
continue to review these requests and those approved will be set
in the coming weeks.
Thank you for your patience and
cooperation during these unprecedented times.
Administrative Guidance - WCC
- Vocational rehabilitation services - In accordance with
Governor Larry Hogan’s Executive Order, Number 20-03-23-01
and the Interpretative Guidance from the Governor’s Office of
Legal Counsel, number
COVID-19-04 (link), WCC interprets the order and guidance as
follows: Vocational Rehabilitation Services, as defined under
Md. Code, Lab. & Empl. Article § 9-607(e), are exempt from the
amended order closing all non-essential businesses. For
all other businesses, see the Interpretive Guidance.
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