COVID-19 Legal Update: Maryland

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Workers' Compensation Administrative board/ commission

Workers' Compensation Commission

 

How does the state define an occupational disease?

§ 9-101(g) Occupational disease. -- "Occupational disease" means a disease contracted by a covered employee: (1) as the result of and in the course of employment; and (2) that causes the covered employee to become temporarily or permanently, partially, or totally incapacitated.

 

COVid-19 Specific Laws, agency declarations/ press releases, or enacted regulation?

WCC Notices & Updates - Multiple

Insurers Are Still Required to Pay Quarterly Premium Tax Payments on April 15
  
    April 7, 2020

WCC Administrative Order Extending Deadlines and Tolling Statute of Limitations
  
    May 1, 2020

Court Closures & Modified Call

WCC Current News.

 

Is the administrative court system closed or open?

Open - closed to public; most hearings postponed until 6/5/20 - check with the WCC.

 

Does this state have a shelter-in-place in order?

No - order was 3/30/20 to 5/15/20; phased re-opening began 5/15/20. 

 

ANY STATE-SPECIFIC GUIDANCE ON DISABILITY, UNEMPLOYMENT, OR HEALTH BENEFITS FOR COVID-19?

Unemployment

 

Last Updated: 7/14/2020