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§ 9-311. Subpoenas

West's Annotated Code of MarylandLabor and EmploymentEffective: July 1, 2014

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Labor and Employment
Title 9. Workers' Compensation (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 3. State Workers' Compensation Commission (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 1, 2014
MD Code, Labor and Employment, § 9-311
§ 9-311. Subpoenas
In general
(a) To carry out this title, a member of the Commission, the Secretary of the Commission, a special examiner, or an inspector may issue a subpoena for the attendance of a witness to testify or the production of a relevant document or record.
(b) On request of a party to a proceeding before the Commission, the Commission shall issue a subpoena for a hearing before the Commission for:
(1) personal appearance of a witness; or
(2) a deposition by the party, as authorized under § 9-719 of this title.
Production of documents
(c) On a request of a party to a claim on which issues are currently pending, the Commission shall issue a subpoena for relevant documentation to be produced at the office of the requesting party and distributed to all parties to the claim in accordance with regulations adopted by the Commission.
Bad faith requests
(d) If the Commission, after an evidentiary hearing, determines that a subpoena was requested in bad faith, the Commission may assess against the requesting party the whole cost of the proceeding, including reasonable attorney's fees.
Service fees
(e) An officer who serves a subpoena issued under this section is entitled to the same fee as the sheriff in the county where the witness is subpoenaed would be entitled.


Added by Acts 1991, c. 8, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 1991. Amended by Acts 1992, c. 22, § 1, eff. April 7, 1992; Acts 2005, c. 192, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2005; Acts 2014, c. 89, § 1, eff. July 1, 2014.
Formerly Art. 101, §§ 8, 9.
MD Code, Labor and Employment, § 9-311, MD LABOR & EMPLY § 9-311
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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