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§ 9-660. Provision of medical services and treatment

West's Annotated Code of MarylandLabor and EmploymentEffective: October 1, 2017

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)
Effective: October 1, 2017
MD Code, Labor and Employment, § 9-660
§ 9-660. Provision of medical services and treatment
In general
(a) In addition to the compensation provided under this subtitle, if a covered employee has suffered an accidental personal injury, compensable hernia, or occupational disease the employer or its insurer promptly shall provide to the covered employee, as the Commission may require:
(1) medical, surgical, or other attendance or treatment;
(2) hospital and nursing services;
(3) medicine;
(4) crutches and other apparatus; and
(5) artificial arms, feet, hands, and legs and other prosthetic appliances.
Duration
(b) The employer or its insurer shall provide the medical services and treatment required under subsection (a) of this section for the period required by the nature of the accidental personal injury, compensable hernia, or occupational disease.
Award or order-Not to reopen case or change previous award
(c) Except as provided in § 9-736(b) and (c) of this title, any award or order of the Commission under this section may not be construed to:
(1) reopen any case; or
(2) allow any previous award to be changed.
Submission of bill by provider within 12 months
(d)(1) A provider who provides medical service or treatment to a covered employee under subsection (a) of this section shall submit to the employer or the employer's insurer a bill for providing medical service or treatment within 12 months from the later of the date:
(i) medical service or treatment was provided to a covered employee;
(ii) the claim for compensation was accepted by the employer or the employer's insurer; or
(iii) the claim for compensation was determined by the Commission to be compensable.
(2) The employer or the employer's insurer may not be required to pay a bill submitted after the time period required under paragraph (1) of this subsection unless:
(i) the provider files an application for payment with the Commission within 3 years from the later of the date:
1. medical service or treatment was provided to the covered employee;
2. the claim for compensation was accepted by the employer or the employer's insurer; or
3. the claim for compensation was determined by the Commission to be compensable; and
(ii) the Commission excuses the untimely submission for good cause.

Credits

Added by Acts 1991, c. 8, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 1991. Amended by Acts 1991, c. 21, § 5; Acts 2017, c. 567, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2017; Acts 2017, c. 568, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2017.
Formerly Art. 101, § 37.
MD Code, Labor and Employment, § 9-660, MD LABOR & EMPLY § 9-660
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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