H.P. 245 - L.D. 322
An Act To Amend the Process for Review of Hearing Officer Decisions by the Workers' Compensation Board
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:
Sec. 1. 39-A MRSA §320, first ¶, as amended by PL 2003, c. 608, §13, is further amended to read:
Within 5 days after issuing a decision, aA hearing officer may request that the full board review a decision of the hearing officer if the decision involves an issue that is of significance to the operation of the workers' compensation system. Except when a motion is filed to find the facts specially and state separately the conclusions of law, the request must be made within 25 days of the issuance of a decision. If a motion is filed to find the facts specially and state separately the conclusions of law, the request must be made within 5 days of the issuance of a decision on the motion. There may be no such review of findings of fact made by a hearing officer.
Effective June 29, 2005.
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