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§ 9-721. Evaluation of permanent impairments

West's Annotated Code of MarylandLabor and Employment

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Labor and Employment
Title 9. Workers' Compensation (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 7. Claims Procedure, Hearings, and Appeals (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Labor and Employment, § 9-721
§ 9-721. Evaluation of permanent impairments
Accordance with regulations
(a) Except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, a physician shall evaluate a permanent impairment and report the evaluation to the Commission in accordance with the regulations of the Commission.
Contents of evaluation
(b) A medical evaluation of a permanent impairment shall include information about:
(1) atrophy;
(2) pain;
(3) weakness; and
(4) loss of endurance, function, and range of motion.
Behavioral or mental disorder
(c) If a permanent impairment involves a behavioral or mental disorder, a licensed psychologist or qualified physician shall:
(1) perform an evaluation of only the mental or behavioral portion of the permanent impairment; and
(2) report the evaluation to the Commission in accordance with the regulations of the Commission.

Credits

Added by Acts 1991, c. 8, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 1991. Amended by Acts 2005, c. 371, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2005.
Formerly Art. 101, § 36C.
MD Code, Labor and Employment, § 9-721, MD LABOR & EMPLY § 9-721
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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