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§ 9-664. Fine and interest

West's Annotated Code of MarylandLabor and Employment

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Labor and Employment
Title 9. Workers' Compensation (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 6. Benefits (Refs & Annos)
Part IX. Medical Benefits (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Labor and Employment, § 9-664
§ 9-664. Fine and interest
Fine
(a)(1) If the Commission finds that the employer or its insurer has failed, without good cause, to pay for treatment or services required by § 9-660 of this Part IX of this subtitle within 45 days after the Commission, by order, finally approves the fee or charge for the treatment or services, the Commission may impose a fine on the employer or insurer, not exceeding 20% of the amount of the approved fee or charge.
(2) The employer or insurer shall pay the fine to the Commission to be deposited in the General Fund of the State.
Interest
(b)(1) Interest, payable to the provider of the treatment or services, shall accrue at the rate specified in § 11-107(a) of the Courts Article on any amount owed to the provider that:
(i) is due and payable; and
(ii) remains unpaid more than 45 days after notice of the payment due has been mailed.
(2) Interest shall accrue beginning on the 46th day after the later of:
(i) the day the payment becomes due; or
(ii) the day the notice of the payment due is mailed.

Credits

Added by Acts 1991, c. 8, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 1991.
Formerly Art. 101, § 37.
MD Code, Labor and Employment, § 9-664, MD LABOR & EMPLY § 9-664
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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