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Pursuant to COMAR
14.09.01.09, while the Employer/Insurer is charged with
the responsibility of requesting medical records in a
timely fashion, the Claimant is similarly charged with
the responsibility of assisting the Employer/Insurer to
secure such records in a timely manner. That
responsibility includes providing the Employer/Insurer
with a properly executed medical release for relevant
medical records upon request. An acceptable medical
release is available on our
Forms & Instructions page or directly via this link:
Authorization for Release of Medical Information.
Note that failure to
provide a medical release upon request may cause a
scheduled hearing to be postponed.
It is noted that some Internet map sites and GPS
applications provide directions only to the primary
corporate street address for our Abingdon Hearing Site,
arriving at SAIC headquarters. Please note that the
Commission's location is Suite E at the far left of 3465
Box Hill Corporate Center Drive. Updated directions and
with photos of our site exterior are posted for clarity.
We request that our customers do not inquire at other
corporate suites for directions. Directional signs are
located in the parking lot and our site is identified by
white window lettering as noted on the provided photo.
Click here to access the PDF driving instructions.
April 15, 2013 hearings are canceled to allow
Commissioners and staff to attend funeral services for
the mother of Commissioner Patricia G. Adams. Our
Baltimore City office hours are as scheduled. Affected
hearings will be rescheduled as soon as possible. The
Commission extends its condolences to Commissioner Adams
and her family at this difficult time.
In accordance with the Regulatory Review and
Evaluation Act, the Workers' Compensation Commission is
currently reviewing and evaluating COMAR 14.09.07
Uninsured Employer's Fund Claims and 14.09.08 Open
Meetings. A notice of Opportunity
for Public Comment was published in the
April 5, 2013 issue of the Maryland Register.
Details can also be found on the
Regulatory Changes page.
Rehabilitation of Ullico Casualty Company and
The Commission will administratively postpone all
scheduled hearings in which Ullico is the insurer.
There is no need for any party to file a request
for continuance of hearing. DO NOT FILE ANY
NEW ISSUES IN CASES WITH ULLICO UNTIL THE COMMISSION
POSTS NOTICE ON ITS WEBSITE THAT THE RECEIVER HAS LIFTED
OR MODIFIED THE STAY.
More information can be found
in this FAQ document:
Questions and Answers Concerning
the Rehabilitation of Ullico Casualty Company and
REMINDER TO PRACTITIONERS: Best Practices ' Use of
Please be advised that
pursuant to Labor & Employment Article 9-311,
Commission subpoenas may be used only to compel a
witness to attend, give testimony and produce documents
or records at a Commission hearing or, in very limited
cases, at deposition (a deposition may only be taken to
perpetuate testimony and not for discovery purposes).
See Md. Code Ann., Labor & Empl. 9-719. See also Md.
As in the usual civil practice, a
party may elect to permit the subject of the subpoena,
particularly a custodian of records, to produce the
subpoenaed documents or records to the requesting party
prior to the scheduled hearing, and, thus, avoid
compulsory attendance at the hearing. Such a request may
be made by cover letter attached to the subpoena.
Parties are encouraged to use the mandatory medical
authorization/release to obtain relevant medical records
With regard to a Subpoena of
Medical Records, practitioners must comply with Health
General Article 4-306 and give notice to the patient
of an intent to subpoena medical records and provide a
copy of the subpoena. If there is any dispute or
objection to the production of the medical records, an
Objection (WCC Form H-08/OTS) must be filed with the
Commission no later than 30 days from the date of
are posted on
Forms & Instructions page.